NASHBULK

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NASHBULK

Post by Deepol » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:29 pm

Unusual looking tanker from the D K Ludwig empire. She was built in 1945 and lasted till 1975 when she was scrapped as PERANZA.
From an old mag photo found on clearing old floppy disks.
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Re: NASHBULK

Post by Benvalla » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:14 pm

First prize for for being the ugliest tanker ever. :lol:

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Re: NASHBULK

Post by riverman » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:50 am

Is there such a thing as a good looking tinker?
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Re: NASHBULK

Post by davidships » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:02 pm

Benvalla wrote:First prize for for being the ugliest tanker ever. :lol:
Most of Daniel Ludwig's ships share first prize in the ugly stakes.
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Re: NASHBULK

Post by E28 » Fri May 06, 2011 9:45 pm

And how many ships did this Ludwig outfit have then, as most implies there were a few.

This looks as if 2 naval architects were designing half each, but not the same ship.
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Re: NASHBULK

Post by Magoonigal » Fri May 06, 2011 10:40 pm

Well in 1950 the National Bulk Carriers fleet stood at 25 with another 5 smaller Tankers under the International Tankers name.
The AMTANK (Blt 1945, Welding Shipyards, Norfolk.) appears very similar. I suspect they may have been a product of the Shipbuilder rather than the Shipowner. Another near set were Bulkoceanic, Bulkoil, Bulkpetrol, Bulkstar and Bulktrader.
All his fleet were Turbo-electric or Turbine and built 1943-1945 and possibly used 'Bits' from the American Standard ships building at the time.

NASHBULK.
14,164 Gross. 11,525 Net.
Built 1945 by Welding Shipyards Inc. Norfolk, Va.
Owner National Bulk Carriers.
542.6 x 80.2 x 40.1 Feet. Poop Deck 201ft. Fcs 60ft.
Registered Wilmington, Del.
2 x Steam Turbines DR geared to Single shaft by Westinghouse Electric and Mfg. Co. Pittsburgh.
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Re: NASHBULK

Post by E28 » Sat May 12, 2012 6:23 pm

If Nashbulk had 2 double reduction geared turbines and a single shaft, that is some pretty far sighted machinery for such a trade vessel from this era, bearing in mind you would scarcely find that arrangement in the most modern warships, anywhere.
She must have been able to put in a few knots with that set up, alas for only a limited time, hugely uneconomic. She may have got from one side of the harbour to the other and been totally exhausted.
By the same token, she was scarcely likely to run out of fuel.
What on earth shp did she develop. I bet the engineers who conceived her machinery had fun working out her ehp. It must have been unbelievable.
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