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"ES" is a working 200' LOA Class "A" Tall Ship, Canadian-Certified to carry 275 passengers and 25 crew. Built in 1943 for the British Admiralty, this vessel has enjoyed a long and illustrious history. Today she is a fully operational, professionally maintained excursion vessel in excellent condition, absolutely turn-key and seriously for sale.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Manufacturer: Three Masted
- Model: Class A Tall ship
- Length: 200' 0"
- Max Height: 117
- LOA: 200' 0"
- Displacement: 740 tons
- BEAM: 30' 0"
- DRAFT: 12' 0"
- Engine(s): 3406 Caterpillar
- HP: 400
- Fuel: 1120 gallons
- Water: 9586 gallons
- Hull Construction: Steel
Canadian-Certified to carry 275 passengers and 25 crew. Two below-deck bars and five dining rooms. Carries passengers on the main deck and in four interior lounges on the lower deck, comfortably seating 180 guests belowdecks. Gourmet kitchens provide ample space for galley staff and chefs. A machinery and storage deck are below the lower passenger deck. The main deck has two deckhouses and a wheelhouse aft.
“ES” has an all electric, stainless steel galley fully equipped to prepare gourmet meals for a full complement of passengers and crew. There are two convection ovens, a 36” BBQ grill, a 24” flat grill and two elements made by Garland of Stainless Steel as well as three stainless sinks and a stainless Hobart dishwasher all supplied with an abundant supply of hot water. There are three 26 cu. ft. refrigerators under stainless counters. To minimize fire risk and to keep the cooking odors out of the interior the galley is located in the midship deckhouse. There is a walk-in cooler for fresh fruits and vegetables below the forecastle lounge, a meat and cheese slicing machine and a microwave oven in addition to plates, cups and stainless cutlery for the complement. All galley equipment was new or nearly new in 1995 and is in first class condition today.
Electronics / Navigation
“ES” carries two short range 25 watt FM marine radios with dual watch capability on all international and US channels as well as loran, GPS and both video and digital depth sounders each with a capacity of 1000 feet. There are also a 24- and 96-mile Furuno radars. The main steering compass in 12” diameter and is housed in an all bronze standing binnacle. All navigation instruments operate on 12 volts DC from the 12 volt panel in the wheel house, which is supplied by a 12 volt D battery with closely regulated power supply from the emergency switchboard. All navigation equipment is new or nearly new and in excellent condition. A new autopilot and a new single sideband long range radiotelephone were installed in October 1997.
One model 3406 Caterpillar 400 HP diesel engine driving a Twin Disc Model 514 Reverse Gear with 6-1 reduction ratio through intermediate and tail shafts to a 72” diameter single propeller. All controls and instrumentation are duplicated in the engine room and in the wheel house. Starting is a 24 volt electric with a dedicated pair of 8-D batteries connected in series. The engine starting batteries are kept to an exact charge level by a closely controlled 24 volt DC charging system. The main engine is keel cooled.
The main gensets are a pair of 105 kw alternators driven each by a 6-71 Detroit Diesel engine developing 225 HP @ 1800 rpm. Voltage on board is 220 volt 3 phase and the ships shore power connection can accept 600, 440 or 220 volts though an isolation delta-star configuration transformer located in the generator room. The generator room is a separate watertight compartment separated from the engine room by an oil-tight bulkhead. Either unit supplies the main switchboard which is so arranged that only one unit can be connected at a time. The same units supply the emergency switchboard which is located in the wheel house and which can also be supplied by the emergency generator located in the wheel house. The main generators each have separate keel cooling fins.
The emergency generator is driven by a four-cylinder Isuzu diesel engine that produces 20 kW 220-volt 3-phase power connected by a three pole isolation transfer switch located in the wheel house to the emergency switchboard.
The emergency switchboard supplies power to one bilge pump that is not located in the main generator room, one steering pump, the emergency lights, the navigation lights, the navigation instrument panel, the fire detection system, the fire pump and the power operated watertight doors.
Deck and Sail Equipment:
On deck is a deck wash hose connected to a 5 HP electric pump located in the machinery space. It is so arranged that it can quickly wash down the entire deck with high pressure water in a short time. Each of the three masts has an electric double drum winch to raise the magnificent gaff lower sails and trim sheets. There are three speed manual winches for the headsails. The head sails are attached to the stays and consist of foresail, inner and outer job sails and the jib topsail. The ship can cruise at 7 knots under power alone and has covered 150 nautical miles under sail in less than 10 hours. “ES” can easily maneuver in almost any wind condition from very light airs to strong gales. Normally the sails are raised for wind propulsion on every voyage.
Anchor and Windlass:
“ES” carries two 1 ½” anchor chains each of 600 feet on 1600 lb. Navy-type anchors complete with 10 HP electric windlass. The anchors are stowed in hawse pipes and the chain runs through spurling pipes to a chain locker in the forepeak. The chain, anchors and windlass were formerly used on a large salvage vessel and are oversized for a sailing schooner.
Bars and Beverage Service:
There are bars belowdecks and facilities for arranging a main deck bar in fair weather. There are secure storage facilities for storage 200 cases of beer and 100 cases of liquor in addition to more than adequate room for all necessary bar supplies. Beer is kept cool in custom designed electric beer coolers and there are additional refrigeration units for the storage of milk and juices. There are also two high-capacity ice machines. Each of the bars in lounge two have triple stainless steel bar sinks and hot and cold running water. Each of the five below deck lounges are quipped with tables and chairs. Each of the four lounges is equipped with stereo speakers and is connected to the sound system which is set up for professional disc jockeys to play cassette tapes or compact discs. The ship maintains a large library of popular music for all occasions.
Domestic Water System:
“ES” carries 40 tons of fresh water in three tanks. There are two parallel water pressure pumps with independent controls, an 80-Imperial-gallon pressure tank, and two electric hot water heaters connected in series so that only one needs to be supplied with electricity in times of low demand. In addition, the dishwasher has an automatic water heater if the water temperature is not high enough to sterilize cooking utensils. Both hot and cold potable water are also supplied to separate bars, the galley, the public washrooms and the captain’s washroom.
The massive rudder is operated by two hydraulic cylinders by either of two electric pumps. Either pump can operate either cylinder to steer the ship. If the power hydraulic system has multiple simultaneous failures the system automatically reverts to a hand hydraulic pump connected to the ship's steering wheel in the pilothouse. If the entire hydraulic system were to fail there is an emergency hand-operated mechanical system connected through gears and shafts to a large four man wheel on the main deck. There is more redundancy in “ES’s” steering system than in a large warship.
Fire Fighting and Detection
“ES “ has a zone-differentiated fire detection system with a control panel located in the wheel house. Fire alarms are sounded by automatic electric bells, hand operated bells and/or the ships compressed air foghorn. There is a posted muster list, which advises the complement of the nature of any emergency and the action each crewmember must take. Powerful 5 and 15 horsepower pumps supply an automatic sprinkler system in each passenger compartment. Each compartment can be reached by at least three of the fire hoses at 5 fire fighting stations. In addition there are more than 20 class A B & C type fire extinguishers placed in convenient locations throughout the ship. There is also a 5 horse power electric deck wash pump and hose which can be used as am auxiliary fire pump to fight fires in any of the deck houses or the interior compartments. Each compartment in the ship is separated from the next by fireproof bulkheads and all insulation is fire rated. Both the main engine and main generator compartments are equipped with double-shot Halon fire extinguishing systems operated from the wheelhouse.
Grey water is collected from the washrooms and bars and piped by gravity to a holding tank from which it may be pumped overboard when not in a harbor or marina. Black water is held in holding tanks, port and starboard, after being collected by a unique vacuum sewage collection system. The system uses compressed air to create a vacuum, which moves the sewage from special toilets to a unique J tube system where there is a vacuum on one side and atmospheric pressure on the other. The compressed air Venturi controls are duplicated so that a failure will not inconvenience the passengers. The sewage tanks can be discharged to shore based systems using compressed air. The nature of the system is such that no pumps are ever used to move sewage so human hands never need to replace a sewage pump. Black water is moved only by vacuum and compressed air. The sewage system has had recent and ongoing addition modifications to improve efficiency.
Fuel is contained in five storage tanks averaging about 1000 gallons each and a 600-gallon day tank The tanks are totally separate from the hull and bulkhead plating for environmental protection. Each tank is surround by a 3/8” steel plate oil-tight bulkhead. The electric fuel transfer pump can transfer fuel from, or to, any tank or to another alongside the vessel. Each tank is separately filled and vented to the atmosphere by dedicated 3’ steel pipes fitted with watertight closures above deck.
Bilge Pumping Systems:
There are two completely separate bilge-pumping systems. Each can pump any compartment using one of three electric three-inch self-priming pumps. One pump on each system us supplied from the main switchboard and the second pump on the second system is supplied with stop and check or check valves to prevent inadvertent flooding. The first system is constructed of 3" steel pipe. Has extra direct suctions to the engine compartment and the generator compartment in which its pump is located and the second system, constructed of 2 ½" steel pipe, has an extra direct suction to the compressor room in which its pumps are located.
“ES” is a spectacular eighteenth century replica built to modern standards and is capable of sailing safely in almost any weather. Immense and magnificent in appearance, the ship can cope with almost any marine emergency and still keep her passengers safe and comfortable. All mechanical components eventually wear out and fail. The systems in this vessel, both those that are essential and those that are merely convenient, have been duplicated wherever possible so that there is minimal risk of passenger inconvenience. Revenue streams are seldom affected by shutdowns for repairs. The vessel could easily be converted to carry 30-40 overnight berthed passengers, or fewer passengers with private lavatory spaces.
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101 Narragansett Ave.
Barrington, RI 02806
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