The main drive systems that propel two new 1000-ft long Great Lakes ore supercarriers at speeds to 16 mph are described. These new Pickands Mather & Co. Super Carriers-- the M/V JAMES R. BARKER and the M/V MESABI MINER--are the largest ships ever built entirely on the Great Lakes. They maximize cargo-carrying capacity by moving all controls, crew quarters, and pilot house aft. They will each carry 59,000 gross tons of ore pellets or 52,000 net tons of coal. By mounting the two Colt-Pielstick diesel engines flywheel-forward, total propeller shaft length is about 60 ft. The main drive can deliver 8000 hp from each of two diesel engines to the propellers efficiently and in minimum space.

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    Industrial Publishing Corporation

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  • Authors:
    • Groh, D A
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Pagination: p. 39-41
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM