Washburn & Doughty Associates
, Inc. signed a contract to build a 92 x 32-ft. Z-Drive Tug
for the Providence Steamboat Company. Providence Steamboat Company, located in Providence, RI, operates tugboats on Narragansett Bay and adjacent southeast New England waters. Engaged primarily in vessel assist work, the company has six tugs with two under construction. The vessel currently being built by Washburn & Doughty is Providence Steamboat’s first Z Drive Tug. Delivery is scheduled for December 2004. The new tug will be powered by two Caterpillar 3516HD main engines each rated at 2,500 hp @ 1,600 rpm. The propulsion units will be Rolls-Royce Aquamaster model US 205 Z Drives with NiBrAl 90.5-in. propellers and Kort nozzles lined with stainless steel.
Ship service power will be provided by two John Deere, Tier 2 emissions certified, 99 KW non-paralleling generator sets.
A Timberland model A180-1-60-EVC electric hawser winch, with level wind and line rendering features, will be located on the forward deck. An Almon Johnson 18” diameter Series 351E capstan
, with a 208/3/60 motor, will be located on the aft deck.
Schuyler will provide 17-in. laminated soft loop bow fender and 12-in. black rubber “D” fender for the sides and stern.