Propulsion System, Design, Tried & Trusty Preferred in USCG New Sentinels

By George Backwell at May 26, 2012 22:30
Filed Under: General
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) ‘Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter’ Bernard C. Webber,  was commissioned recently in the Port of Miami, the first in a new class of cutters from the Louisiana-based Bollinger Shipyards. Part of the USCG’s Deepwater programme, the Webber will based in Miami to conduct migrant and contraband interdiction missions throughout the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico; the Coastguard chose a tried and tusty propulsiion system and a well-proven ship design fot these new patrol boats.Sentinel-class Propulsion System The Sentinel Class is powered by two 20-cylinder MTU marine diesel engines with a patrol boat or light duty rating well in excess of 4,300 kW at 2,100 rpm driving twin propellors through ZF Marine 23560C transmissions. A bow thrust gives 75 kW power for manoeuvring. ZF Marine 23560C Transmission Unit: Photo credit ZF Marine Interestingly, ZF Marine has a long record of providing the USCG with propulsion machinery, and... [More]

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