DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE SAN CLEMENTE CLASS TANKER

The San Clemente Class Tankers are 91,800 DWT Panamax double-bottom crude oil carriers designed and marketed in early response to the new incentives of the 1970 Merchant Marine Act. National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. is engaged in construction of 13 ships of this type and 8 more are on order at Todd Shipyards Corp., under license from NASSCO. The ships were designed for high producibility, using Automated steel handling equipment and mechanized fabrication processes. The propulsion plant consists of conventional state-of-the-art steam machinery with a fixed- pitch propeller. This paper presents a general description of the ship and the ship systems, with particular attention to segregated ballast and pollution abatement features. In an Appendix, it is shown that the effect of adding a double bottom is an increase in steel weight of 3 1/2%, and an increase in ship cost of under 2%.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting of SNAME, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, May 14-17, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • EVANS, K
    • Uberti, G A
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00095546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM