GOVAN HANDS OVER FIRST OF THREE GREAT LAKES/DEEPSEA BULKERS
The Selkirk Settler is the first of three 35000 t.d.w. Great Lakes/ deepsea bulk carriers ordered from Govan Shipbuilders by Canadian owners. These vessels are of an advanced and specialised design, developed by Govan, in which existing Laker and ocean-going technol- ogies are combined. The ships will be in year-round operation, nine months in the Lakes and three months deepsea. This dual role posed certain problems, particularly as regards ballasting, and so a sophisticated ballasting system has been provided. To ensure good manoeuvrability the ships have been specified with c.p. propellers Kort-nozzle rudders, and bow thrusters. Main propulsion is provided by a single Clark-Hawthorn built Sulzer engine, type 4RLB76, of 10,880 bhp m.c.r. at 110rpm. Main particulars:- Length, o.a. 222.5m, b.p. 216.10m; Breadth 23.08m; Depth to upper deck 14.63m; Speed 13.25 knots.
- Fairplay, 286 <1983>, p.35 <14 Apr.> (2 pp., 3 phot., ship plans).
- Publication Date: 1983
- Identifier Terms: Selkirk Settler (Bulk carrier)
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00685707
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM