Following extensive market research and ship operator consultation, Cammell Laird introduced a design study for a new class of ship, designated Sta FF24 -- an abbreviation of standard fast freighter 24,500 tonnes deadweight. The new project is an advanced multipurpose dry cargo vessel able to compete with the smaller size bulk carriers and with sufficient speed, more than 19 knots, to compete with container ships. A parametric study was conducted to ensure minimum operating costs. The wide breadth of vessel resulting from the study ensures adequate stability when loaded with 1022 containers and also allows a relatively large deadweight on a shallow draught. Propulsion is provided by a slow speed two-cycle, cross-head turbo-charged diesel directly coupled to a fixed pitch propeller. The machinery arrangement has been engineered to allow a number of standard class variations and to give easy access with regard to spares and maintenance.

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    Design Council

    29 Haymarket
    London SW14 4SU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1056-57
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 217
    • Issue Number: 12
    • ISSN: 0013-7782

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM