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The modern Great Lakes self unloading bulk carrier Algoma Enterprise was built as hull #65 by Port Weller Dry Docks, St. Catharines, ON for Algoma Central Corporation, St. Catharines, ON. The vessel is powered by 2 M.A.N. type 7L40/54A 7 cylinder 4,402 b.h.p. single acting, four stroke diesel engines made by Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nurnberg, Augsburg, Germany. These engines burn intermediate grade 180 fuel with the power being fed to a single controllable pitch propeller. Designed and built specifically for the coal trade, the vessel incorporates a new hull design at the stern with half tunnels running lengthwise along the shaft to a larger propeller allowing for the increased flow of water to a larger propeller giving the vessel the thrust of a 10,000 h.p motor but saving up to 10% in fuel costs. The Algoma Enterprise has a rated service speed of 13.8 m.p.h.
Algoma Enterprise