Gladding-Hearn Delivers Third Launch to Md Pilots

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Photo courtesy Gladding-Hearn

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered a new pilot boat, the third launch for the Maryland pilots, built by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard.  

Designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, the new Chesapeake Class, all-aluminum pilot boat measures 52.5 ft overall, with a 16.6-ft beam and 4.7-ft draft, and has a top speed of 25 knots.  The deep-V hull is powered by twin Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines, each delivering 600 Bhp at 2100 rpm, with Twin Disc MG5114A gear boxes.  The engines turn 5-blade Brutons, NiBrAl propellers through three-inch shafts.  The launch is equipped with a 9kw generator.  
 
With forward-leaning front windows, the pilothouse is located amidships on a flush deck and equipped with a boarding platform on the roof.  At the transom are throttle and steering controls, and a winch-operated, rotating davit over a recessed platform for pilot rescue operations.  The handrails and deck are heated from the engines.
 
Air conditioning and heating are supplied by two 16,000 Btu Marine-Air units and a  2000-watt 240 VAC heater in the pilothouse and forecastle.  The pilothouse is outfitted with four Stidd reclining seats, in addition to the helmsman’s seat.  The forecastle includes a settee/berth and porta-potty.  Interior sound levels are 78 dba.
     
Specifications:
 
Length 52.5 ft
Vessel beam 16.f ft 
Vessel draft 4.6 ft  
 
Main engines (2) Detroit Diesel Series 60, 600 Bhp diesel engines @ 2100 rpm  
Engine supplier New England Detroit Diesel-Allison, Wakefield, Mass.
Gears (2) Twin Disc MG5114A
Propellers (2) 5-blade Bruton NiBrAl
Engine controls Dual lever slim-line DDEC controls, aft at rescue platform and in wheelhouse
Gensets 9kW Northern Lights generator
Steering system Hydraulic Powered SEASTAR
Electronics:
 
Supplier MacDougall's Cape Cod Marine Service
Falmouth, Mass.
Electronic Heading System FURUNO PG500R Heading Sensor
 Radar FURUNO DRS6A 6kW
VHF (2) ICOM M604
GPS FURUNO BBWGPS
Depth sounder FURUNO DFF1 Navnet sounder.
Compass RICHIE
  
Capacities
Fuel 690 gal                       
 Speed (loaded) 25 knots
 
Other systems of importance:
(2) 16,000 Btu Marine-Air Vector Turbo air conditioning units and a 2000 watt 240 VAC heaters; Stidd seating; settee/berth; heated handrails and deck to minimize icing
 
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