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McElroy Machine

Completes 14 Winches For

U.S. Navy

McElroy Machine, a long time builder of custom marine deck equip- ment, 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 in- clude, two double anchor windlasses to be installed on the T-AGS 60/61 oceanographic research vessels be- ing 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 Engi- neers dustpan dredge "Hurley" un- der construction at the yard.

Twelve 21-inch electric two speed capstans are being built for Ala- bama Shipyard for installation aboard the crane barges currently under construction at the yard. Four 21-inch hydraulic capstans are be- ing built for Bender Shipbuilding and twelve 21-inch hydraulic cap- stans and stern rollers are being built for Trinity Marine. This equip- ment 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 cap- stan are on order from American

Marine for installation on the Chev- ron barge currently under construc- tion. Sause Bros. Ocean Towing recently placed an order for one mooring winch, one combination mooring winch and one anchor wind- lass for installation on two of their existing offshore support vessels.

Other recent orders include an anchor windlass for Eastern Ship- yard and an anchor windlass plus four 12-inch hydraulic capstans for

Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics.

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Established in 1915, McElroy's engineering and design capabilities have been developed over the years to meet the marine industry's rigor- ous requirements for more complex machinery. McElroy's manufactur- ing 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 elec- tric drive packages are available on winches and other deck machinery.

Vessels utilizing McElroy's equip- ment include offshore supply boats; utility boats; tug boats and line han- dling boats; commercial fishing ves- sels; military vessels for the U.S.

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

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

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Winches by McElroy Machine to be delivered to

U.S. Navy for installation aboard Navy tugs.



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