The recently-completed Italian State Railways rail ferry Garibaldi, built at the Palermo yard of Cantieri Navali Riuniti, is intended for the Civitavecchia/Sardinia route, a 24-hr round trip with a passage time of about seven hours. She can carry up to 80 rail wagons <each of 40 tonnes> and a small number of containers; the wagons can be offloaded and replaced by another 80 in about 5 hr.. The whole cargo-handling package was designed by Navire and its Italian licensee. The ferry is a three-deck vessel, with a guillotine-type stern door giving access to four rail tracks on the main deck; the door incorporates a small ramp for road vehicles. The two inboard rail-tracks are linked with two 80-tonne double-platform elevators for moving the wagons to and from the twin-track upper deck or the tank top, which has four tracks along its after half and two forward. There are 10 "locomotives", with electro-hydraulic rack-and-pinion drive, for moving the wagons along the tracks. The sequence of handling the wagons is critical, and is done under a computerised remote-control and monitoring system. Principal particulars are:- length o.a. 146m, b.p. 137m; breadth 18.9m; depth 7.6m; draught 5.7m; 4311 dwt; two GMT type B550 main engines <2 x 6000 bhp>; speed 19.3 knots. The article includes a profile drawing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Schiff u. Hafen, 35 <1983>, p.29 <May> (1 1/2 pp., 1 tab., 1 diag., 3 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1983


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Subject/Index Terms

  • Old TRIS Terms: Garibaldi
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM