ONE THOUSAND FOOT GREAT LAKES SELF-UNLOADER
The "JAMES R. BARKER" is the first of two self-unloading bulk carriers designed and built by the AMSHIP Division of the American Ship Building Company for operation by The Interlake Steamship Company, Cleveland, Ohio. The original design concept contemplated by The Interlake Steamship Company predicted a vessel one thousand feet long, capable of carrying fifty-eight thousand long tons of taconite pellets and approximately fifty-two thousand short tons of coal, and be capable of being loaded at ports such as Taconite Harbor, Minnesota and Superior Coal Terminal, Superior, Wisconsin. The design included a flat tank top, a cargo reclaiming machine and a forward deckhouse; however, early design study and cost analysis dictated moving the forward deckhouse aft and modifying the cargo hold configuration to include a three-belt unloading system with hopper slopes.
- Paper presented to the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Sproul, G
- Publication Date: 1976-10
- Pagination: 48 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo; Bulk carriers; Cargo handling; Cargo handling equipment; Coal; Dry bulk carriers; Ores; Unloaders; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk coal; Bulk ore; Self unloading equipment; Ship descriptions (Dry bulkers)
- Subject Areas: Design; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00150422
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM