McElroy Machine Completes 14 Winches For U.S. Navy

McElroy Machine, a long time builder of custom marine deck equipment, recently announced the completion of 14 double drum, self contained, diesel driven winches to be installed aboard the Navy's "Side Loadable Warping Tugs".

Recently awarded contracts include, two double anchor windlasses to be installed on the T-AGS 60/61 oceanographic research vessels being built at Trinity Marine Group's Halter Moss Point Yard. Also two hauling winches and two ladder hoists are under construction for installation on the Corps of Engineers dustpan dredge "Hurley" under construction at the yard.

Twelve 21-inch electric two speed capstans are being built for Alabama Shipyard for installation aboard the crane barges currently under construction at the yard. Four 21-inch hydraulic capstans are being built for Bender Shipbuilding and twelve 21-inch hydraulic capstans and stern rollers are being built for Trinity Marine. This equipment will be installed on the oil spill recovery vessels being built at both of those yards.

A double drum hydraulic anchor winch and an 18-inch hydraulic capstan are on order from American Marine for installation on the Chevron barge currently under construction.

Sause Bros. Ocean Towing recently placed an order for one mooring winch, one combination mooring winch and one anchor windlass for installation on two of their existing offshore support vessels.

Other recent orders include an anchor windlass for Eastern Shipyard and an anchor windlass plus four 12-inch hydraulic capstans for Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics.

Established in 1915, McElroy's engineering and design capabilities have been developed over the years to meet the marine industry's rigorous requirements for more complex machinery. McElroy's manufacturing capabilities are evident in the diverse line of equipment now being built. Their product range covers small single drum mechanical winches weighing only 25 pounds, up to double drum diesel driven winches weighing in excess of50,000 pounds. Hydraulic, diesel and electric drive packages are available on winches and other deck machinery.

Vessels utilizing McElroy's equipment include offshore supply boats; utility boats; tug boats and line handling boats; commercial fishing vessels; military vessels for the U.S.

Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Army Corps of Engineers and foreign navies.

Specialized vessels, including ferries, seismic research vessels, fire boats and dredges, also constitute a large part of McElroy's markets.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 51,  Mar 1992

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