Jos. L. Meyer Shipyard Delivers LPG Carrier Dorothea Schulte

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The liquid gas carrier Dorothea Schulte (shown above) was delivered recently to the Hamburg shipping company Bernhard Schulte by the Jos. L. Meyer shipyard in Papenburg-Ems, Federal Republic of Germany. The new vessel is the eighth gas tanker to join the Schulte fleet, and is a sister ship of the Hermann Schulte, delivered by the Meyer yard in December 1980 to the same shipping company.

The orderbook of Jos. L. Meyer now includes two more sister ships of the 6,095-dwt Dorothea Schulte, as well as two LPG carriers of 6,400 cubic meters capacity each, and two liquid gas tankers of 15,000 cubic meters cargo capacity for German owners. Delivery of these ships is scheduled between the end of 1981 and the beginning of 1983.

The Dorothea Schulte has been built according to the regulations and under the supervision of Germanischer Lloyd for the classification + 100A 4E Liquid Gas Carrier type II G, +MCE AUT 16/24. An IMCO certificate will be issued for the ship according to the chemical code for certain cargoes.

The new ship has an overall length of 363.8 feet, beam of 50.8 feet, depth of 35.4 feet, and draft of 24.7 feet. Total capacity of her cargo tanks is 5,647 cubic meters. The main propulsion engine is a B&W type 6L45GFCA diesel with a maximum continuous rating of 5,910 bhp at 175 rpm. It will be operated to provide an output of 5,400 bhp at 171 rpm, giving the ship a service speed fully loaded of 14.2 knots. Maneuverability of the ship is enhanced by a 400-hp bow thruster.

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