Here is the L. E. STEWART in
all its glory. They could probably hold a polka party for 200 in
the pilothouse. The photo is undated, nor is there a photographer's
stamp on the back for location, but I would guess, judging by all
the boxes, she is on her initial voyage to the North Sea. It does
have a small tow wire strung out.
I have no spec sheet only something from the ABS Bulletin when they
still published them monthly. Here is what I have:
175 x 77 x 24, 5,700 hp. (Probably a pair of GM 16-645E5 engines),
keel laid 3-7-74, launched 10-15-74 and completed 4-5-75. Built
McDermott Shipyard, Morgan City, for J. Ray McDermott & Co.,
Inc., New Orleans.
Sold by McDermott to Panama flag Oct. 1979. Dan Owen.