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Old 27th December 2018, 14:14
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Originally Posted by Brunopilot View Post
Although such figures are listed in Lloyd's Registers for relatively new vessels, not much data can be found for the first two generations of container ships (1957-1978), especially for steamers.

I understand that at $2,50/ton, consumption considerations were non-existent, but that all changed after 1973.

If anyone can help in providing this data for the early container ship, this researcher would be very pleased.

I sailed as 2/O/D on both the G2 ConRo's Atlantic Causeway and Atlantic Conveyor from new in December 1969 until summer 1971 on North Atlantic service. These vessels were equipped with twin Foster Wheeler ESD boilers powering twin Parmatrada turbines. I seem to recall that our daily consumption was 264 tonnes per day of HFO - 44 tonnes per watch for a typical speed of around 23 knots. I maybe wrong, but there are engineers from these vessels on SN who will soon put me right.

Cheers, Chris
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