Cruise Ship 'Mount Washington' – New Engines Installed

By George Backwell at May 21, 2011 23:19
Filed Under: General
Cruise ship Mount Washington, resumes service this month after her annual winter lay-up in frozen Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, but this season the old lady will be powered by a pair of newly installed forward-looking Caterpillar C32 ACERT marine diesel engines when she leaves home port Weirs Beach. Mount Washington – PropulsionThe majestic Mount Washington, launched way back in the early days of WWll is of 230 ft LOA (lengthened by 24 feet in 1982) with a 1250 passenger-capacity for daily excursion cruises to five different ports of call around the picturesque, unspoiled lake. She was originally propelled (until stripped of machinery appropriated by the U.S, Government for war use) by two Herreshoff Manufacturing Corporation 3-cylinder triple-expansion engines powered by steam from oil-fired water-tube boilers. Subsequently, in 1946, a re-engined Mount Washington was served reliably for an incredible 64 years (itself a tribute to the engine builders) by a pair of 8-cylinde... [More]

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