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Boilers of SS Algol class ships

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Old Yesterday, 16:05
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Boilers of SS Algol class ships

As far as I understand, these eight former Sea-Land container ships were powered by two Foster Wheeler boilers that produced 875psi each. Was there a specific model name of those boilers? I have tried to search for a model name all over the internet, however an answer is yet to turn up. Anyone out there happen to know what model these monstrous boilers are? Any other details about those particular boilers is also appreciated, thanks.
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Old Yesterday, 16:31
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Must have been ESD 3's

In the early 1970's the choice of marine boilers for propulsion was Foster Wheeler ESD III, Babcock Marine Radiant or Combustion Engineering V2M9.

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Must have been ESD 3's

In the early 1970's the choice of marine boilers for propulsion was Foster Wheeler ESD III, Babcock Marine Radiant or Combustion Engineering V2M9.
Would never have guessed that any of these three boilers could produce this much power, thanks for the input.
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The single V2M9, tangentially fired boiler on the Texaco Denmark (255,000 dwt) powered a 32000 shp turbine and drove the ship at 15 kts.
The 2 Foster Wheeler boliers on the ss Algol powered a 120,000 shp turbine so on a very simplistic scale she would require 3.7 boilers. The steam capacity must have been much more, in other words she had 2 big boilers.
Full speed and steaming heavy would keep this Serang working as far away from the Boiler Room as possible.
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Have a look at thread,

Most Powerful Cargo Ships

about April 2009.

All will be revealed.
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...(255,000 dwt) powered a 32000 shp turbine and drove the ship at 15 kts....
Bunker barge in tow?
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Agree with ES, Foster Wheeler ESD III's.
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Bunker barge in tow?
I don't think she was anymore frugal than ships of her generation but I was just a cadet and could only count up to five .
I have a vague recollection she had bunker tanks 5000 m3 Port and Stbd and a 1000m3 Settling Tank.
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Have a look at thread,

Most Powerful Cargo Ships

about April 2009.

All will be revealed.
I have taken a look at it, however there still isn't a specific model designation for the boiler.
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