Tugboat Familiarization

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Tugboat Familiarization

Lesson # 39 Tugboat Familiarization


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
          Tugboats – The term TUG appears to have originated from
    • A. 

      An early 1800’s British vessel of that name which was used to assist larger ships in docking and undocking

    • B. 

      An early 1800’s American vessel of that name which was used to assist larger ships in docking and undocking

    • C. 

      An early 1900’s British vessel of that name which was used to assist larger ships in docking and undocking

    • D. 

      An early 1900’s American vessel of that name which was used to assist larger ships with docking and undocking

  • 2. 
          Tugs are designed to
    • A. 

      Ride high in the water for a better field of view

    • B. 

      Facilitate the safe handling of lines and provide maximum stability when towing

    • C. 

      Tow from a leading direction only

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
         Traditional Sea Going Tugs are extremely powerful and usually have horsepower of ___________  and upwards
    • A. 

      1,500

    • B. 

      3,000

    • C. 

      6,000

    • D. 

      4,000

  • 4. 
          Typical size range of a Modern Sea Going Tug is _________
    • A. 

      100 ft

    • B. 

      120 ft

    • C. 

      130 ft

    • D. 

      140 ft

  • 5. 
          The reversing reduction gear became popular in marine transportation applications in the ________, and today is the predominate propulsion system used in diesel tug applications
    • A. 

      1920’s

    • B. 

      1930’s

    • C. 

      1940’s

    • D. 

      1950’s