Moss Point Marine Delivers Second Of Four Army Landing Craft

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Moss Point Marine, Inc., has delivered the CW3 Harold C. Clinger (LSV-2), the second of four 273-foot logistic support vessels being built by the Escatawpa, Miss., shipyard for the U.S. Army in a $40.7-million contract.

The ship is the second of a new class landing craft with roll-on/rolloff (RO/RO) capabilities which permit their use where there are no ports. The RO/RO capability is made possible by bow and stern ramps which enable off-loading of cargo to undeveloped beaches and unloading from other vessels or wharfs.

The CW3 Harold C. Clinger is equipped with an on-board computer linking it with logistic data files at U.S. Army and Navy stock points.

The all-steel landing ship is 273 feet in length with a 60-foot beam and 16 foot-five inch depth. Propulsion is provided by two General Motors EMD 16-1645-E2 diesel engines. She can transport between 900 and 2,000 short tons of cargo depending on the type of operation. The LSV is capable of approximately 12 knots sustained speed and has a range of over 5,500 nautical miles at loaded displacement. It has a crew of six officers and 24 enlisted personnel.

All living quarters are above the main deck, away from the noise and intensity of work areas. Crew quarters are two and four-person staterooms, and officer quarters are near the bridge and damage control areas.

The ship is named in honor of Army Chief Warrant Officer Harold C. Clinger, who was killed on active duty in Korea in February 1986. The Clinger has been assigned to the U.S. Army WESTCOM, 605th Transportation Detachment, Ford Island, Hawaii.

The Army contract was awarded by the Navy's Military Sealift Command and is being administered by the Navy's Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair (SUPSHIPS) in Pascagoula, Miss.

John Dane I I I , president of the Trinity Marine Group which includes Moss Point Marine, Inc., said the two remaining sister ships will be delivered at approximate 60-day intervals.

The Trinity Marine Group is owned by Trinity Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas. Other shipyards in the group are Halter Marine Inc.'s facilities in Moss Point, Miss., and Lockport, La., Equitable Shipyards, Inc.'s plants in New Orleans and Madisonville, La., and Gretna Machine and Iron Works Inc., in Harvey, La.

For free literature on the shipbuilding facilities and services of the Trinity Marine Group,

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