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Haskell-class Attack Transport

Haskell-class Attack Transport This article refers to the entire Haskell-class; it is not about an individual vessel. Country United States Displacement 6720 tons standard; 14837 tons full Length 455 feet Beam 62 feet Draft 24 feet Machinery Steam turbine engine, 1 propeller Power Output 8500 SHP Speed 19 knots Crew 536 Armament 1x5in/38 Dual Purpose gun, 4x to 12x40mm twin Bofors autocannon, 10x20mm Oerlikon machine guns Capacity 1,562 passengers or 150,000 cubic feet/2,900 tons of cargo Landing Craft 2 LCM, 2 LCPL, 2 LCPR, 18 LCVP Haskell-class attack transports (APA) were amphibious assault ships of the United States Navy created in 1944. They were designed to transport 1,500 troops and their combat equipment, and land them on hostile shores with the ships’ integral landing craft. Of the 111 Haskells built in time to see action in WWII, all served in the Pacific Theater with most participating in the Okinawa landings.…

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The world’s first spherical bow container ship

Natori’s most striking feature is the wind-reducing SSS-bow Imoto Lines’ latest container ship Natori is described by the company as ‘an experiment in energy saving’ The evolution that has been taking place in container ship design over the past few years has been most apparent in larger vessels of the type. It is the increase in size and the quick adoption by most container lines of the twin island design for all ultra large box ships that has been the biggest change. And 2017 will see yet another step up in size with the arrival of 21,100 teu MOL Triumph. As tougher environmental regulations are introduced and the need to reduce operating costs continues to grow, vessel efficiency and environmental impact are increasingly important for all shipping companies, whether they are operating the world’s largest box ships or small coastal feeder vessels. One company that is clearly looking at vessel…

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History of Century boats

History of Century Boats “At the end of the depression, sales steadily increased. This prosperity of the late ’30s was very short lived, as the nation was being drawn into the second world war effort, The Century Boat Company supplied over 3,500 small assault boats. This dedication earned the defense department’s Army-Navy “E” flag. “Following this conflict, it was time to resume normal operations. Century revamped the line with new designs that would carry into the late fifties. These post-war craft were made wider and more sleek with a lower freeboard and more powerful engines. There was also emerging a shift in the boating market, the Sea Maids would be gradually supplanted by the highly versatile utility type Resorter models. “The Resorters proved ideal for the average boater. They came in several sizes ranging from 15 to 21 feet. The open hull yielded complete freedom of movement and great adaptability…

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Top 20 classic Yachts – Part 2

  10/20 Lady Sarya | 76.32m (250’5″) built in 1972, Italy Lady Sarya, a classic from 1972, has unconventional looks for a superyacht. Two funnels are set aft in the superstructure, and a large swimming pool is positioned between them on the upper deck. Her tenders include a splendid Venetian taxi, while the owner’s suite has a door in the hull’s side that provides direct access to the water. Despite the size of the yacht she has only three guest cabins. Builder/naval architecture:Cantiere Navale Apuania Interior design:Rinaldo Gastaldi Fomer names:La Belle Simone, Lady Sarah I, Sarah 9/20 Delphine | 78.57m (257’9″) Built in 1921, USA Automobile manufacturing mogul Horace Dodge named Delphine after his daughter, and his motor yacht was a familiar sight around Detroit and Chicago in the 1920s. She was equipped with an unusual quadruple steam expansion engine designed by her owner, which gave her an impressive top…

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Top 20 Classic Yachts

This is your definitive guide to the top 20 largest classic yachts of all time. We will update regularly, it’s the great source you need for the biggest classic yacht is in the world right now. If you need commissioning a model please contact us at info@savyboat.com 20/20 Paloma | 60.11m (197’2″) Built in 1965, Japan Built in Japan in 1965, the 60.11 metre motor yacht Paloma was completely rebuilt in Malta between 2003/2004 to ABS class. Almost all of her onboard systems and equipment are brand new from interior to exterior and an all new engine room with the latest engineering equipment, coupled with ultra modern navigation and communication systems have been installed. Now MCA compliant, Paloma accommodates 12 guests in a master suite, two double, two twin and two single cabins. Builder:Ishikawajima-Harima Naval Architecture & Exterior Styling: Ishikawajima-Harima Interior design:G.L. Watson 19/20 Madiz | 60.96m (200′) Built in 1902…

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The articulated tug and barge expands into offshore waters

Dag Pike examines how the tug and barge concept, so popular on North American inland waterways, has grown into a viable proposition for deep water transport to and from the US and elsewhere. Transportation of goods by towed barge has been a feature of the American coastal trade for a long time. Barge transportation offers lower costs, and despite its slow speed and possible weather it has grown into a major industry that accounts for much of the fuel transportation around the US coastline. Now tug/barge systems are expanding into international waters and challenging conventional shipping. The basic tug/barge concept is simple – a tug tows the barge astern on a wire towline. Such a system has obvious disadvantages including weather limitations and risks, slow speeds and the difficulty in maintaining time schedules. Push towing has been a feature of the US inland waterways for years. An advantage of using…

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Capesize

Capesize are large-sized bulk carriers and tankers typically above 150,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT).  They are much bigger than Panamax and Suezmax vessels both in terms of draught size and DWT, and so they are categorized under VLCC, ULCC and bulk carriers.  Nowadays, Capesize vessels with a DWT of up to 400,000 DWT are being built to meet the demands for ultra-large bulk carriers. Capesize vessels are too large in size (especially their draught) to pass through the Panama Canal. As a result, they must transit via Cape Horn to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Earlier, they were not fit to pass through the Suez Canal and required to take a long root via the Cape of Good Hope to travel between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. But the deepening of the Suez Canal from 18 m (60 ft) to 20 m (66 ft) in 2009 permits most capesize…

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Aframax

AFRA stands for Average Freight Rate Assessment. As the name suggests, Aframax are medium-sized oil tankers with a dead weight tonnage (DWT) between 80,000 and 119,999. Though relatively small in size in comparison to VLCC and ULCC, Aframax tankers have a capacity to carry up to 120,000 metric tonnes of crude oil. They are just ideal for short to medium-haul oil trades, and are primarily used in regions of lower crude production, or the areas that lack large ports to accommodate giant oil carriers. AFRA system was created in 1954 by Shell Oil  to standardize contract terms. Though relatively smaller than Very Large Crude Containers (VLCC) and the Ultra Large Crude Containers (ULCC), the tanker has a cargo carrying capacity between 70,000 and 100,000 metric tonnes. The average cargo carrying capacity of Aframax is approximately 750,000 barrels. Due to their favorable size, Aframax tankers can serve most ports in the world.…

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Chris-Craft Launch 22

Chris-Craft Launch 22 is small, spacious and stylish, made for water-sports of all kinds. Accommodating a group of up to 8 passengers, the Launch 22 combines incredible Chris-Craft details with quick acceleration and agile handling. A wide, flared hull creates the space for a large U-shaped bow pit, and a 3-person aft bench makes it ideal for socializing, sunbathing and relaxing. Length overall 23’5″ 7.14 m Waterline length 21’8″ 6.6 m Beam maximum 8’3″ 2.52 m Dry weight 4,109 lbs 1,823 kg Fuel capacity 58 gal 219.6 ltr Water capacity 9 gal 34 ltr Maximum persons 8 If you want to commissioning this model please contact us at info@savyboat.com

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