The Rail-Sea ro/ro ships are the first manned vessels undertaken by Seatrain since the shipyard slowed construction of its series of 225,000-dwt tankers a year ago. The Rover-class ro/ro ship is 440 feet long, with an 80-foot beam, and provides 40,000 square feet of usable deck space for at least 130 forty-foot trailers. With specialized additional shore-based equipment, the vessel can load more than 200 forty-foot containers. Roughly the same size as a U.S. Navy LST, it offers more than twice the parking area for vehicles. Its loading ramp extends approximately 70 feet beyond the bow, permitting the vessel to off-load in areas without conventional pier facilities, as well as at dockside. The projected vessel has been designed by Seatrain's engineering department, with the J.J. Henry Co., Inc., marine engineering consultant, assisting in the development of the plans.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Activity Reports Incorporated

    107 East 31st Street
    New York, NY  United States  10016
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Accession Number: 00139618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Activity Reports Incorporated
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM