The PIETRO MICCA is the oldest italian triple-expansion steam-powered merchant ship and is in a class of her own for her state of preservation and operational performance, having been engaged in regular port activities on a par with modern tugs until 1993. She was built as a sea-going steam tugboat by Rennoldson & Son, in Southshields, Newcastle (GB) and in 1905 was registered as a steam-powered tug, Schooner Class, in the Coastal Sector Register in Naples, in whose waters she was to spend most of her days. The triple-expansion piston engine is the first kind of steam engine. It consists of a positive displacement engine capable of transforming the thermal energy produced in the boilers into mechanical energy. The fuel storage capacity in the main, ancillary and reserve tanks total 40 tonnes, while two other large tanks contain thirty tonnes of water for use in the boilers. To recharge the ship's batteries, in addition to the steam-powered generator a number of photovoltaic solar panels (1.3kw/day) have been installed, thus permitting the ship to take advantage of a modern technology while losing nothing of her traditional appearance and compatibility with the environment.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Rennolson and Son, Southsields Newcastle, England
Designer: Rennolson and Son
Flag of Registry: Italy
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 31.10 m
Beam: 6.40 m
LWL: 27.0 m
Minimum Draft: 3.60 m
Maximum Draft: 4.0 m
Displacement: 335295 kgs Dry Load
Ballast: 40642 kgs
Headroom: 3.0 m
Engine Brand: Rennolson and Son
Year Built: 1895
Engine Model: Triple-expansion steam engine.
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine registration no.: 435 - vertical triple-expansion piston engine with slide-valve distribution, built by Rennoldson and Son - Reverse thrust: by steering sector controlled by steam-powered servo-wheel