THE FALCON TANKERS--THEIR PAST, THEIR PRESENT, THEIR FUTURE

The "Falcon Class" tanker represents the first diesel powered ship under the American flag in a large number of years. The engines were furnished by Crossley-Premier Engines Ltd. of Manchester England. The design fuel rate was 0.36 lb/BHP-hr with diesel oil. The ships are using 1500 intermediate oil of 18,500 Btu/lb at a rate 0.37, lb/BHP-hr, which is within the guarantee rate. The engine was equipped for no-man operation and the owners with union cooperation achieved new working conditions. District #2 MEBA provided the facilities to assist the engine supplier and owner with preliminary crew training for this new propulsion system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Write in care of Manager Marine Systems, Power Systems Division. Paper presented at the New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colt Industries

    Fairbanks Morse
    Beloit, WI  USA  53511
  • Authors:
    • Schumacher, G F
  • Publication Date: 1972-4-13

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Colt Industries
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM