The Acadian Mariner, the first diesel electric supply boat and largest American supply boat, has been christened and is now in service. The Mariner-Class vessel is capable of acting as a powerful oceangoing tug because of its 8,000 horsepower and kort nozzles. Its fuel capacity will allow it to make long-distance tows of drilling rigs or ships from continent to continent. The vessel can also act as a salvage vessel capable of towing the largest supertankers in existence. Studies have also been made to utilize the vessel as a notch tug pushing a large cargo, container, or liquid oceangoing barge while carrying additional cargo on its afterdeck. The five Detroit Diesel 16V149T1 diesel engines used to drive the generators are capable of producing 8,000 bhp. Electrical powere is generated by five 900-kw, 3-phase, 60-cycle, 600-volt, a-c generators. Power to the propellers is provided by up to four GE-581, 600-volt d-c motors rated at 1,800-hp @ 1,000 rpm. The vessel particulars as a supply boat are: LOA 217, breadth, 44, depth 16, draught 13.5, BHP 4,000, speed-loaded 13 knots bollard pull 43 tons bow thruster 8.25 tons, range 15,000 NM fuel consumption 10 ton/24 hours, deadweight 1.313 L/T, clear deck 146 x 36, deck load 825 L/T. As a towing vessel the particulars differ as follows: LOA 222, BHP 8,000, bollard pull 85 tons, fuel consumption 15 ton/24 hours, deadweight 1,288 L/T, clear deck 128 x 36, deck load 650 L/T.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Activity Reports Incorporated

    107 East 31st Street
    New York, NY  United States  10016
  • Publication Date: 1979-2-15

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  • Accession Number: 00189441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Activity Reports Incorporated
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM