Dravo SteelShip Delivers M/V Boone To Cincinnati Gas And Electric
Dravo S t e e l S h i p Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., recently delivered the M/V Boone to Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company for use at its East Bend Station, a coal and lime facility located on the Ohio River near Rabbit Hash, Ky.
The Boone is a 60 by 22 by 7.5- foot towboat equipped with twin Caterpillar 3412 marine engines developing 900 hp. The engines are cooled by Fernstrum grid coolers. Caterpillar 3306, 45-kw, electric start generator sets power the electrical system which includes Beebe 33-RC deck winches, Carlisle & Finch searchlights, as well as other pieces of equipment. The vessel is equipped with two 62-inch by 34-inch, f o u r - b l a de bronze propellers furnished by Michigan Wheel. Two steering and four flanking rudders provide for maneuverability and speed. The heavily braced and frame hull is fabricated of %-inch plate, deck plating is ^-inch. The Boone carries 8,000 gallons of fuel.