FUTURISTIC SMALL SHIP REACHES THE PARTS OTHER VESSELS CAN'T REACH

The UNION JUPITER, characterized as being the small ship of the future, is described. She is the first of four 3,000 dwt ships built by the UK's Cochrane Shipyard for the Union Transport Group and Bromley Shipping. The shallow draft, flat bottom and exceptional maneuverability enable the ship to load or deliver large cargoes at destinations far inland along navigable waterways. Length oa is 99.73m, breadth is 12.6m, load draft (salt water) is 4.20m, and speed when loaded is 10.5 knots. Dimensions were predicated upon the constraints imposed by the locks and bridges of the European Waterway system. The cockpit-style command position is laid out for optimum one-man operation, with all navigational information and controls conveniently at hand.

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  • Accession Number: 00660522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM