Selkirk Settler, the first of a class of three oceangoing Great Lakes bulk carriers from Govan Shipbuilders, has entered service to carry grain on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway for nine months of the year; during the other three months, when the Lakes are unnavigable and conventional Lakers would be laid up, they will be available for international trade. Their cost is about 15% above that of conventional Lakers. The dual-purpose role required a narrow shallow-draught lightweight ship for the Lakes, combined with strength for ocean service; an important stability factor is a large ballast capacity. The article includes an equipment list and general- arrangement drawings of Selkirk Settler, whose principal particulars are:- Length 222.48m o.a., 216.1m b.p.; Breadth <mld> 23.08m; Depth <mld> 19.2m; 35,000 dwt on 9.7m <ocean trading> draught, 25,000 dwt on 7.92m <Great Lakes> draught; Cargo capacity 48,000 cu m; main engine Clark Hawthorn-Sulzer 4RLB76, 8000kW m.c.r. at 110 rpm <6710kW c.s.r. at 104 rpm>, driving a c.p. propeller in a Kort steering nozzle; bow thruster <17 t thrust>; service speed 13 kn; complement 32; LR + 100 A1 "Strengthened for heavy cargoes - specified holds may be empty - part HT steel", + LMC, CC, Ice Class III.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Motor Ship, 64 <1983>, p.23 <Aug> (4 pp., 1 tab., 1 diag., 11 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1983


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  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM