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The M/V HERMAN CROWN is a 50' x 18', twin screw, 500 HP towboat of all welded steel construction having a fixed pilothouse and a single level cabin.


Principal dimensions and data are as follows:


Builder: Material Service Corp.


Year Built: 1963


Official Number: 290684


Main Engines: Two General Motors model 6-110 diesel engines rated at 250 HP each.  Each engine is fitted with a pneumatic starter


Gearboxes: Allison model MH L starboard, MH R port. Ratio 4.5:1


Generator: Detroit model 2-71 engine fitted with a 12-volt electric starter, driving a 20 KW AC generator


Propellers: Two Kahlenberg, three blade, stainless steel, 48" x 40"


Tail Shafts: 4 steel with NCB sleeves at strut bearing and at packing glands


Fuel Oil Capacity: 2,400 gallons


Steering Rudders: Two


Backing Rudders: Four



Leo J. Cattoni

Illinois Marine Towing, Inc.

P.O. Box 536

379 River Street

Lemont, IL 60439

630-257-3400 ext 11

630-247-8968 fax

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