Designed to carry LPG and ethylene from Antwerp to Le Havre, Tasmanzee was delivered to Tasmanzee CV <a subsidiary of the Noordlijn group> by the Dutch builders Amels BV in Dec. 1983. Her forward half was built at an Amels subsidiary yard; the after half was built at Makkum, where the two halves were joined, and the ship completed, in a covered building-dock. The ship has two twin-lobe cargo tanks <built in W. Germany by Meyer Werft>, with a total capacity of 3176 cum, designed for 6.5 bars max. pressure, -104 degC minimum cargo temperature, and 0.972 t/cu m max. cargo density; they are of 5% nickel steel and are insulated with Cryopur foam. Each tank has two deepwell pumps, each with a capacity of 90 cum/hr against 120m liquid column; there is also a 180 cum/hr booster pump, installed on deck. Two different grades of cargo, at different temperatures, can be carried simultaneously. The article describes the ship with particular reference to these and other cargo and associated <including reliquefaction> arrangements, and includes general-arrangement drawings. Principal particulars are: Length 84.7m o.a., 74.99m b.p.; mld. breadth 13.6m; mld. depth 9.3m; mld. draught 7.17m; 3448 dwt; MWM TBD5l0-L8 main engine, 2941-kW at 750-rpm geared to a c.p. propeller and with PTO drive to a 560-kW 1800-rpm shaft alternator; three 376-kW <alternator output> Diesel sets; trials speed 14 knots; complement 14.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Motor Ship, 64 <1984>, p.27 <Mar.> (3 pp., 1 tab., 1 diag., 4 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1984


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Subject/Index Terms

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

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00686243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM