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On the Ways
Kennedy Ship delivers Alaskan patrol boat
Kennedy Ship and Repair, Galveston, Texas, recently completed
the 70'x22'x12' patrol boat Enforcer for the state of Alaskas
Department of Public Safety. The vessel will be homeported in
Chris Kennedy, the yards president,
and C.R. Watson, Dean Hartman and Eddie Adler of DNC of Mobile
Inc. designed the boat to be functional, reliable and stable.
They were real happy about the full-displacement
design and the boats speed, said Kennedy. It
handles well in bluewater.
The steel-hulled Enforcer features a 2"x12"
keel, a double bottom and a bulbous bow. The keel extends below
the bottom shell by 5'6", which assists the vessel in tracking
in heavy seas and protects the bottom in case of grounding.
Twin Caterpillar 3406E diesels, each producing
550 hp at 2,100 rpm, provide the main propulsion and drive the
Enforcer at an 11.7-knot running speed. The Cats are connected
to 52"x42" stainless-steel wheels through Twin Disc
marine gears with 4.04:1 reduction ratios. They like to
run the boat at 10.3 knots because at that speed the boat uses
only 30 gallons of fuel an hour, said Kennedy.
Ships service power is provided by
two John Deere EIG099-208-3 gensets, each producing 99kw. The
boat is also equipped with a single-station hydraulic steering
system from Gulf Coast Hydraulics.
On deck are two cranes, a Hydra-Pro Knuckle
Hp20/2k with a 20' boom and a Hydra-Pro Fixed Hp10/2F with a
The boats tankage capacities include
10,000 gals. of diesel fuel and 1,200 gals. water. The Enforcer
also carries a 300-gal. gasoline tank for its outboard-powered
skiff. They can use this one as a mother ship and use the
smaller boat to run patrols, said Kennedy.
The patrol boat has four staterooms and
sleeps eight. This boat is replacing an older boat,
said Kennedy. This one is a little more comfortable for
The Enforcer left Galveston in late January
for a 35-day trip aboard a yacht carrier to Ketchikan.