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.
- Write in care of Manager Marine Systems, Power Systems Division. Paper presented at the New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME.
Colt IndustriesFairbanks Morse
Beloit, WI United States 53511
- Schumacher, G F
- Publication Date: 1972-4-13
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Diesel engines; Electric power plants; Engine rooms; Propulsion
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic power plants; Diesel propulsion; Unmanned engine rooms
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00043736
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Colt Industries
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM