VOLUNTEER

  • General
    • Vessel Name : VOLUNTEER
    • Operator : KIRBY INLAND MARINE, LP
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 4860
  • Location
    • City : STATEN ISLAND
    • STATE : NY
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 185
  • Size
    • Register length : 113.5 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 30 Feet
    • Overall Length : 113.5 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 30 Feet
    • Load draft : 15.7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 13 Feet
    • Height : 92 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1982
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 653464

KIRBY INLAND MARINE, LP

  • Area of Operation : GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY; MISSISSIPPI, TOMBIGBEE AND WARRIOR RIVER SYSTEMS; ILLINOIS, OHIO AND TENNESSEE RIVERS
  • Principal Commodity : CHEMICAL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

KIRBY

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Sided Only)
  • Construction : Steel

BRIDGET CAULLEY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BRONCO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BUCKSKIN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAMERON BLAIR

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. ALPHA DOUCET

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. BILL IKNER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. CHARLIE LAWRENCE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. DANIEL CLEMENT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. FRANK GIBSON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. FRANK STALLINGS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. JAMES HOOVER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. JIM GREEN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. REGGIE LEBOEUF

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. RONNIE PAYNE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. SHORTY C

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPTAIN BILL ENGLISH

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAROLE L. BRENT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHALLENGER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHARLOTTE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHESLEY E

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CINDY BRENT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF CHICAGO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF FREEPORT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF GREENVILLE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF JOLIET

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF JONESVILLE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF LOUISVILLE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF NATCHEZ

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF PADUCAH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF PITTSBURGH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF REDWOOD

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITY OF VICKSBURG

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

COLORADO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

COMAL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CREOLE MAMA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CREOLE TUT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CULLEN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DADE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

DAN L

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DAVIS SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

DAYTONA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DENNIS CHAMBERS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE CHALLENGE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE COURAGE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE EXPRESS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE LEADER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE PRINCE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE RAIDER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE RENEGADE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE TRAVELER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE VALOUR

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE VANDAL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE VENGEANCE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DIXIE VOLUNTEER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DUBLIN SEA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

EARL JONES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

EL LOBO GRANDE II

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

EL PASO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ELIZABETH BLEILER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ELIZABETH R

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ELLIS DAVIS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ELOY RIVERA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ENTERPRISE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ESCAMBIA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

FILLY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

FLORIDA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

FRANCIS BENEDICT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GALVESTON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GARY REED

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

GREENLAND SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

GUADALUPE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

HENRY J. SOUDELIER III

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

HONDO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

HOUMA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

HOUSTON

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

INDIAN RIVER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

IRISH SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

J. E. O'DONNELL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JANICE CAROL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JAVA SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

JEFF MONTGOMERY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

JESSICA BRENT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JIMMY SAULS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JOHN BRIX

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KEY WEST

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KIMBERLY JANE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

L. C. WILLIAMS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LABRADOR SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

LAMPASAS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LANA LOUISE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LAREDO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LAVACA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LEON JOHNSON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LEVITICUS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LIME ROCK

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LINCOLN SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

LLANO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

LOU NATARO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LOUIE LEONE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LUCILLE BROOKS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LUCY W. HINES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LYDIA BRENT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARATHON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARCIA LYNN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARK L

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARYLAND

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MCKINLEY SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MEDINA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MELINDA BRENT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIAMI

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MICHAEL MCCREERY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIDAS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIKE BIRD

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISS BETTYE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISS HEATHER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISS RACHEL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISS ROLANETTE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISS SUSAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISSION

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MOBILE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MORGAN CITY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MR. BENNETT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NAINA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NAKOA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NAKOLO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NAKUE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Aluminum

NATHAN E STEWART

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NAUPAKA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NAVIDAD

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NECHES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NENE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NICEVILLE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NICKIE B

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NICOLE BRENT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NOHEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NOHOLOA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NOKE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NOKEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORTH SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORTH WIND

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORWEGIAN SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NUECES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NUNUI

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

OBSERVER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

OLD PUSH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ORION

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

OSPREY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PACESETTER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PACIFIC AVENGER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PACIFIC CHALLENGER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PACIFIC EAGLE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PACIFIC FREEDOM

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PACIFIC RAVEN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PACIFIC WOLF

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PALO DURO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PALOMINO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PARAGON

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PASS CHRISTIAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PAULINE M.

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PEBBLE BEACH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PECOS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PEDERNALES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PENSACOLA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PORT ARTHUR

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PRIDE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

REBEL

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

RIVERSIDE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ROAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ROBERT G. STONE JR.

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ROSS SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ROY BAKER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SABINAL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SAINT CRISPIN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SAN JACINTO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SEA HAWK

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SENATOR STENNIS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SIBERIAN SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SIRIUS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SONORA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SPIRIT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

STALLION

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SUNFISH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SUSAN ELIZABETH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TAMPA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TASMAN SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TAURUS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TED B

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

THOR

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TIGER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TINY SANDERSON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TRINITY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

VENTURE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

VIKING

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

VOYAGER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

W. C. BINION JR.

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

WALTER S

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

WEDDELL SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ZEPHYR

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ZEUS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ACHILLES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ADRIATIC SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

AGAMEMNON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

AJAX

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

AL MIDDLETON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ALICE JEAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ALTAIR

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ANGELINA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ANN BRENT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ANTIGONE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

APOLLO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

APPALOOSA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ARABIAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ARABIAN SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ARANSAS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ARCHIE WILSON

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ATHENA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ATLAS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

AURORA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BARENTS SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BEAUFORT SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BERING SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BETTY BRENT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BIG AL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BIG BAY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BILL GARVEY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BISMARCK SEA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BLANCO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BLUEFISH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BOCA GRANDE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BONNIE SUE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BRAZOS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BREWSTER KNOTT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LEMON CREEK

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

LEO

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

NA-KAO

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

NO

  • Type : Other Liquid Cargo Barge Not Elsewhere Included
  • Construction : Steel

NO.

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

PACIFIC

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

PUGET SOUNDER

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

REM

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

RIGEL

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

SASANOA

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

RA

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

ANTARES

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

CAPELLA

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

CASCADES

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

DBL

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

DENEB

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

KAYS POINT

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

News

Maritime Academies Work Toward Inclusion

Maritime Academies Work Toward Inclusion

Last May, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (CGA) announced that 240 new officers made up its 140th graduating class.The Academy’s announcement referenced additional, important highlights. Women made up 34% of the Class of 2021, and 34% of the graduates were from underrepresented minority groups.

Ship of the Month: Mercy Ships and the Quest to Build Global Mercy

Ship of the Month: Mercy Ships and the Quest to Build Global Mercy

Mercy Ships is known globally for its charitable work performing medical procedures in developing countries. For the first time, the organization has a new ship, Global Mercy, recently delivered from a shipyard in China. Jim Paterson, Marine Executive Consultant, Mercy Ships takes Maritime Reporter & Engineering News inside the construction of the world’s largest civilian hospital ship.

Hundreds of Dead Turtles Wash Ashore After X-Press Pearl Fire

Hundreds of Dead Turtles Wash Ashore After X-Press Pearl Fire

Hundreds of turtles have washed ashore after a ship caught fire and sank off the west coast of Sri Lanka in June in the country's worst-ever marine disaster, a court in the capital Colombo heard this week.A fire erupted on the Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl on May 20, carrying 1,486 containers, including 25 tonnes of nitric acid along with other chemicals and cosmetics.

Norwegian to Resume US Cruise Sailings in August

Norwegian to Resume US Cruise Sailings in August

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said on Monday it would return to sailing in the United States from August 7, more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic brought the industry to a virtual standstill.The restart of cruising in the United States is contingent on obtaining a conditional sailing certificate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the company said

Responders Working to Salvage Capsized Lift Boat Seacor Power

Responders Working to Salvage Capsized Lift Boat Seacor Power

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with the Seacor Power's owner to salvage the lift boat that capsized earlier this month in the Gulf of Mexico.A unified command including representatives from the Coast Guard and Houston-based Seacor Marine engaged in-person for the salvage and wreck removal, including the removal of fuel and oil from the overturned vessel, the Coast Guard said on Tuesday.

US Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Seacor Power Crew Members

US Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Seacor Power Crew Members

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it will call off its search at sunset for the remaining eight crew members missing from the lift boat Seacor Power, which capsized in the Gulf of Mexico last week.The Coast Guard said its vessel and air crews worked with local agencies and good Samaritans to scour more than 9

One Dead, a Dozen Missing, Six Rescued After Lift Boat Capsizes off Louisiana

One Dead, a Dozen Missing, Six Rescued After Lift Boat Capsizes off Louisiana

One person has died, a dozen are missing and six others have been rescued after a commercial lift boat used to service oil rigs capsized in hurricane force winds south of Louisiana’s Port Fourchon, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.Rescuers in Coast Guard cutters, aircraft and volunteer civilian boats were hunting for the dozen missing people in the Gulf of Mexico after the 234-foot

CDC Updates Cruise Ship Guidance; Still No Date for Resumed Voyages

CDC Updates Cruise Ship Guidance; Still No Date for Resumed Voyages

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Friday issued new guidance to the cruise ship industry, including the need for COVID-19 vaccinations, a necessary step before passenger voyages can resume.The new technical instructions, the first update since October, include increasing from weekly to daily reporting frequency of COVID-19 cases and illnesses and implementing routine

Israel Widens Search for Oil Spill Culprit After Ruling Out Ship in Greece

Israel Widens Search for Oil Spill Culprit After Ruling Out Ship in Greece

Israel on Sunday broadened its search for the ship behind an oil spill that blackened its beaches with tar after investigators ruled out one of the suspected tankers.An Israeli team, in coordination with Greek authorities, carried out a surprise inspection of the Minerva Helen while it was docked at Athens’ Piraeus port.

Historic Steam-driven Tug Returns to Service

Historic Steam-driven Tug Returns to Service

One of the world’s oldest tugboats, the 117-year-old, steam-driven Daniel Adamson, is set to return to service offering short cruises along the River Weaver, a tributary of the fabled Mersey River in England, after the completion of a project to install new propeller shaft bearings.

Great Lakes Group: Venerable & Versatile

Great Lakes Group: Venerable & Versatile

“…We have built our reputation job by job, boat by boat, and tow by tow, and we intend to continue to do so.”The Great Lakes Towing Company (GLT) and the Great Lakes Shipyard are core businesses within The Great Lakes Group of Companies, based in Cleveland, on the Old River, a shipping channel that runs west from where the Cuyahoga River meets Lake Erie.

Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

For the Design issue Greg Trauthwein asked me to write about a favorite ship design. I have no favorite ship design, or should say there are simply too many that are truly worthy of mention.  But when considering favorite designs, ship designers (and builders) do carry a strange curse.