General Rudder Summer Sea Term 2014

T/S General Rudder Vessel's Details

Ship Type: Training ship
Year Built: 1984
Length x Breadth: 75 m X 13 m
Gross Tonnage: 1472, DeadWeight: 2250 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 11.8 / 9.2 knots
Flag: USA [US] flag
Call Sign: WTAU
IMO: 8835463, MMSI: 367604000

 


GENERAL RUDDER CURRENT POSITION

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Cruise "A"

Galveston, TX                  May 8-12
Corpus Christi, TX            May 16-17
Galveston, TX                  May 21-23  Maritime Day

Cruise "B"

Galveston, TX                  May 24-27
Key West, Fl                    May 30 - June 2
Mobile, AL                       June 09-11
New Orleans, LA              June 16-19
Galveston, TX                  June 23-25
Lake Charles, LA              July 3-6
Port Isabel, TX                 July 14-15
Beaumont, TX                  July 18-20
Galveston, TX                  July 21-24

Captain's Blog 

Captain Scott Putty Master of the T/S General Rudder

Nautical Terminology Contained in Noon Reports.
Noon Report - Ships Position at noon of that day, giving status of vessel and voyage
POB - Pilot on board
SBE - Standby Engines
FWE - Finished with engines
Slip - The percent difference in actual distance traveled vs. distance calculated based on engine revolutions
TAS - Total Average Speed
MGO - Marine Gas Oil (Diesel Fuel)
ROB - Remaining On Board
FW - Fresh Water
Knts - Nautical Miles Per Hour

Noon Reports for Summer Sea Term 'B"

Departure Port Isabel, TX 16-July-2014

1. SBE: 16/0854
2. Draft 11-06 F, 13-08 A
3. MGO ROB: 37,400 GAL
4. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
5. Last Line 16/0900
6. Pilot Away: 16/0942
6. Departure Port Isabel: 16/1000
7. ETA Galveston TAMUG Dock: 17/1500
8. 14 Crew, 48 Cadets

Arrival Port Isabel, TX 13-July-2014

1. Arrived Port Isabel 13/1530
2. Anchored 13/1605
3. Awaiting Pilot 14/0900

Noon Report 12-July-2014

1.  1200 LT - 12 July 2014
2.  26-36N, 095-56W
3.  Distance Run: 206.7 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 8.6 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 206.7 NM
7.  Total Time: 0D 24H 00M
8.  TAS: 8.6 Knts.
9.  Slip: 5.0%
10. MGO Consumed: 1200 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 40,600 GAL
12. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
13. Wind: SW 2, Sea: SW 2
14. ETA Port Isabel P/S 14/0900 LT

Departure Galveston, TX 11-July-2014

1. SBE: 11/1030
2. Draft 12-00 F, 13-08 A
3. MGO ROB: 42,000 GAL
4. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
5. Last Line 11/1035
6. Departure Galveston 11/1200
7. ETA Port Isabel P/S 14/0900
8. 13 Crew, 48 Cadets

Arrival Galveston, TX 08-July-2014

1.  Arrived Galveston: 08/1730 LT
2.  Anchored: 08/1812
3.  Anchor Aweigh: 09/0750
4.  First Line: 09/1036
6.  FWE: 09/1042
7.  MGO ROB: 42,200 GAL
8.  FW ROB:  3,100 GAL
9.  ETD Galveston for Port Isabel 11/1030

Departure Port Arthur 08-July-2014

1. SBE: 08/0854
2. Draft 12-02 F, 14-00 A
3. MGO ROB: 43,400 GAL
4. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
5. Last Line 08/0919
6. Pilot Away: 08/1128
7. Departure Port Arthur 08/1130
8. ETA TAMUG Dock 09/0930
9. 14 Crew, 48 Cadets

Arrival Port Arthur 07-July-2014

1.  Arrived Sabine P/S: 06/1600 LT
2.  Anchored: 06/1642
3.  Anchor Aweigh: 07/0630
4.  Pilot Aboard: 07/0657
5.  First Line: 07/0926
6.  FWE: 07/0936
7.  MGO ROB: 43,700 GAL
8.  FW ROB:  2,500 GAL
9.  ETD Port Arthur: 08/0900

Departure Lake Charles 06-July-2014

1. SBE: 06/0854
2. Draft 12-03 F, 13-09 A
3. MGO ROB: 45,500 GAL
4. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
5. Last Line 06/0902
6. Pilot Away: 06/1256
7. Departure Lake Charles 06/1330
8. ETA Sabine P/S 07/0700
9. 14 Crew, 48 Cadets

Docked Lake Charles 03-July-2014

1.  Arrived Lake Charles: 02/0730 LT
2.  Anchored: 02/0824
3.  Anchor Aweigh: 03/0820
4.  Pilot Aboard: 03/0902
5.  First Line: 03/1256
6.  FWE: 03/1306
7.  MGO ROB: 46,000 GAL
8.  FW ROB:  2,500 GAL
9.  ETD Lake Charles 06/0900

Arrival Lake Charles 02-July-2014

1.  Arrived Lake Charles: 02/0730 LT
2.  Anchored: 02/0824
3.  MGO ROB: 46,500 GAL
4.  FW ROB:  49,00 GAL
5.  ETA L/C Pilot 03/0900

Noon Report 1-July-2014

1.  1200 LT - 01 July 2014
2.  28-31N, 093-07W
3.  Distance Run: 197.8 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 8.2 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 873.3 NM
7.  Total Time: 4D 18H 18M
8.  TAS: 7.6 Knts.
9.  Slip: 19.1%
10. MGO Consumed: 1200 GAL
11. MGO ROB: 47,300 GAL
12. FW ROB: 4900 GAL
13. Wind: S 2, Sea: S 2
14. ETA Lake Charles P/S 03/0900 LT

Noon Report 30-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 30 June 2014
2.  27-44N, 094-11W
3.  Distance Run: 185.6 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.7 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 675.5 NM
7.  Total Time: 3D 18H 18M
8.  TAS: 7.6 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 1200 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 48,500 GAL
11. FW ROB: 4900 GAL
12. Wind: S 3, Sea: S 2

13. ETA Lake Charles P/S 03/0900 LT

Noon Report 29-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 29 June 2014
2.  29-21N, 093-14W
3.  Distance Run: 184.4 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.7 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 489.9 NM
7.  Total Time: 2D 18H 18M
8.  TAS: 7.4 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 1100 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 49,700 GAL
11. FW ROB: 4900 GAL
12. Wind: S 4, Sea: S 3
13. ETA Lake Charles P/S 03/0900 LT

Noon Report 28-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 28 June 2014
2.  28-30N, 093-08W
3.  Distance Run: 183.0 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.6 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 305.5 NM
7.  Total Time: 1D 18H 18M
8.  TAS: 7.2 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 50,800 GAL
11. FW ROB: 4900 GAL
12. Wind: SE 5, Sea: SE 3
13. ETA Lake Charles P/S 03/0900 LT

Noon Report 27-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 27 June 2014
2.  27-44N, 091-02W
3.  Distance Run: 122.5 NM
4.  Time: 18H 18M
5.  Speed: 6.7 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 122.5 NM
7.  Total Time: 0D 18H 18M
8.  TAS: 6.7 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 700 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 51,800 GAL
11. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
12. Wind: SE 6, Sea: SE 3
13. ETA Lake Charles P/S 03/0900 LT

Departure Galveston, TC 26-June-2014

1. SBE: 26/1600
2. Draft 12-03 F, 13-09 A
3. MGO ROB: 53,300 GAL
4. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
5. Last Line 26/1621
6. Departure Galveston 26/1742
7. ETA Lake Charles P/S 03/0900
8. 14 Crew, 48 Cadets

Docked Galveston, TX 22-June-2014

1.  Anchor Aweigh: 22/0751 LT
2.  First Line: 22/1025
3.  F W E: 22/1030
4.  MGO ROB: 53,200 GAL
4.  FW ROB:  700 GAL
5.  ETD TAMUG Dock 26/1000

Arrival Galveston, TX 21-June-2014

1.  Arrived Galveston: 21/1400 LT
2.  Anchored: 21/1439
3.  MGO ROB: 53,400 GAL
4.  FW ROB:  3,000 GAL
5.  ETA TAMUG Dock 22/1000

Noon Report, 20-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 20 June 2014
2.  27-56N, 091-30W
3.  Distance Run: 133.5 NM
4.  Time: 18H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.4 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 133.5 NM
7.  Total Time: 0D 18H 00M
8.  TAS: 7.4 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 600 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 54,300 GAL
11. FW ROB: 4000 GAL
12. Wind: ESE 2, Sea: SE 2
13. ETA Galveston Dock 22/1000 LT

Departure New Orleans, LA 19-June-2014

1. SBE: 19/0900
2. Draft 12-06 F, 14-02 A
3. MGO ROB: 55,600 GAL
4. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
5. Last Line 19/0922
6. Pilottown: 19/1616
7. Pilot Away: 19/1754
8. Departure SW Pass 19/1800
9. ETA TAMUG 22/1000
10. 14 Crew, 48 Cadets

Arrival New Orleans, LA 16-June-2014

1.  Arrived SW Pass: 16/0500 LT
2.  Bar Pilot Aboard: 16/0516
3.  River Pilot Aboard: 16/0742
3.  First Line: 16/1728
4.  F W E: 16/1748
5.  MGO ROB: 56,900 GAL
6.  FW ROB:  4,500 GAL
7.  ETD New Orleans 19/0830

T/S General Rudder New Orleans 2014

T/S General Rudder Mississippi River June 16 2014

T/S General Rudder - upbound in the Mississippi River 16-June-2014

Noon Report 15-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 15 June 2014
2.  28-07N, 089-40W
3.  Distance Run: 198.2 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 8.3 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 200.3 NM
7.  Total Time: 3D 16H 30M
8.  TAS: 7.9 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 58,300 GAL
11. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
12. Wind: SE 3, Sea: SE 3
13. ETA SW Pass P/S 16/0600 LT

Noon Report 14-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 14 June 2014
2.  28-12N, 092-52W
3.  Distance Run: 200.3 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 8.3 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 200.3 NM
7.  Total Time: 2D 16H 30M
8.  TAS: 7.8 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 900 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 59,300 GAL
11. FW ROB: 4950 GAL
12. Wind: SE 2, Sea: SE 2
13. ETA SW Pass P/S 16/0600 LT

Noon Report 13-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 13 June 2014
2.  27-55N, 091-39W
3.  Distance Run: 168.8 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.0 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 301.8 NM
7.  Total Time: 1D 16H 30M
8.  TAS: 7.4 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 60,200 GAL
11. FW ROB: 4500 GAL
12. Wind: W 3, Sea: W 2
13. ETA SW Pass P/S 16/0600 LT

Noon Report 12-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 12 June 2014
2.  29-41N, 088-34W
3.  Distance Run: 133.0 NM
4.  Time: 16H 30M
5.  Speed: 8.1 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 133.0 NM
7.  Total Time: 0D 16H 30M
8.  TAS: 8.1 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 600 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 62,150 GAL
11. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
12. Wind: SW 2, Sea: SW 2
13. ETA SW Pass P/S 16/0600 LT

Departure Mobile, AL 11-June-2014

1. SBE: 11/1600
2. Draft 12-08 F, 13-08 A
3. MGO ROB: 62,250 GAL
4. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
5. Last Line 11/1612
6. Pilot Away: 11/1856
7. Departure Mobile 11/1930
8. ETA SW Pass P/S 16/0600
9. 14 Crew, 48 Cadets

Arrival Mobile, AL 9-June-2014

T/S General Rudder Mobile 2014                   T/S General Rudder Mobile 2014

1.  Anchor Aweigh: 09/0834
2.  Pilot Aboard: 09/0854
3.  First Line: 09/1249
4.  FWE: 09/1300
5.  MGO ROB: 63,150 GAL
6.  FW: 800 GAL
7.  ETD Mobile 11/1400

Noon Report 8-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 08 June 2014
2.  30-04N, 088-01W
3.  Distance Run: 146.5 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.3 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 817.9 NM
7.  Total Time: 5D 03H 00M
8.  TAS: 7.98 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 800 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 64,050 GAL
11. FW ROB: 3000 GAL
12. Wind: W 4, Sea: W 2
13. ETA Mobile P/S 09/0900 LT

Noon Report 7-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 07 June 2014
2.  29-42N, 087-42W
3.  Distance Run: 56.7 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.5 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 671.7 NM
7.  Total Time: 4D 03H 00M
8.  TAS: 8.14 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 600 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 64,850 GAL
11. FW ROB: 4000 GAL
12. Wind: SW 3, Sea: SW 2
13. ETA Mobile P/S 09/0900 LT 

Noon Report 6-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 06 June 2014
2.  30-11N, 087-32W
3.  Distance Run: 188.3 NM
4.  Time: 25H 00M
5.  Speed: 7.5 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 615.0 NM
7.  Total Time: 3D 03H 00M
8.  TAS: 8.2 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 900 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 65,350 GAL
11. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
12. Wind: SE 3, Sea: SE 2
13. ETA Mobile P/S 09/0900 LT

Noon Report 5-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 05 June 2014
2.  28-53N, 087-01W
3.  Distance Run: 215.8 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 9.0 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 426.7 NM
7.  Total Time: 2D 02H 00M
8.  TAS: 8.5 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 900 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 66,250 GAL
11. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
12. Wind: ESE 3, Sea: ESE 2
13. ETA Mobile P/S 09/0900 LT 

Noon Report 4-June-2014

1.  1200 LT - 04 June 2014
2.  26-02N, 084-38W
3.  Distance Run: 194.5 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 8.1 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 214.7 NM
7.  Total Time: 1D 02H 00M
8.  TAS: 8.2 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 1250 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 67,100 GAL
11. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
12. Wind: ESE 3, Sea: ESE 3
13. ETA Mobile P/S 09/0900 LT

Departure Key West, FL 3-June-2014

1. 03 June 2014
2. Draft 12-06 F, 14-00 A
3. Last Line 03/0853
4. MGO ROB: 68,600 GAL
5. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
6. Departure Key West 03/1000
7. ETA Mobile P/S 09/0900
8. 13 Crew, 48 Cadets 

Key West, FL 2014

The T/S General Rudder from the ramparts of Ft. Zachary at the Truman Annex in Key West.

Generall Rudder Key West 2014

Arrival Key West, FL 30-May-2014

1.  Arrived Key West: 30/0800 LT
2.  Pilot Aboard: 30/0854
3.  First Line: 30/1004
4.  F W E: 30/1018
5.  MGO ROB: 70,250 GAL
6.  FW ROB:  5000 GAL
7.  ETD Key West 03/0900 LT

Noon Report 29-May-2014

1.  1200 LT - 29 May 2014
2.  24-58N, 084-51W
3.  Distance Run: 202.9 NM
4.  Time: 23H 00M
5.  Speed: 8.8 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 593.3 NM
7.  Total Time: 2D 22H 00M
8.  TAS: 8.5 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 1300 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 71,250 GAL
11. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
12. Wind: SE 4, Sea: SE 3
13. ETA Key West P/S 30/0900 LT

Noon Report 28-May-2014

1.  1200 LT - 28 May 2014
2.  26-14N, 088-16W
3.  Distance Run: 202.3 NM
4.  Time: 24H 00M
5.  Speed: 8.4 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 390.4 NM
7.  Total Time: 1D 23H 00M
8.  TAS: 8.3 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 1300 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 72,550 GAL
11. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
12. Wind: SE 4, Sea: SE 3
13. ETA Key West P/S 30/0900 LT

Noon Report 27-May-2014

1.  1200 LT - 27 May 2014
2.  27-32N, 091-45W
3.  Distance Run: 188.1 NM
4.  Time: 23H 00M
5.  Speed: 8.2 Knts.
6.  Total Distance: 188.1 NM
7.  Total Time: 0D 23H 00M
8.  TAS: 8.2 Knts.
9.  MGO Consumed: 1000 GAL
10. MGO ROB: 73,900 GAL
11. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
12. Wind: SE 4, Sea: SE 3
13. ETA Key West P/S 30/0900 LT

Depart Galveston, TX 26-May-2014

1. 26 May 2014
2. Draft 12-10 F, 14-00 A
3. Last Line 26/1124
4. MGO ROB: 75,000 GAL
5. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
6. Departure Galveston 26/1300
7. ETA Key West P/S 30/1000
8. 14 Crew, 48 Cadets 

Noon Reports For Summer Sea Term "A".

Depart Galveston, TX 15-May-2014

1. 15 May 2014
2. Draft 12-08 F, 13-08 A
3. Last Line 15/0913
4. MGO ROB: 79,050 GAL
5. FW ROB: 4800 GAL
6. Departure Galveston 15/1100
7. ETA Corpus Christi P/S 16/0900
8. 14 Crew, 34 Cadets

Arrive Corpus Christi, TX 16-May-2014

1.  Arrived Corpus Christi: 16/0900
2.  Pilot Aboard: 16/0953
3.  First Line: 16/1214
4.  FEW:  16/1230
5.  MGO ROB: 77,800 GAL
6. FW ROB:  3000 GAL
7. ETD Corpus Christi 18/1400

Departure Corpus Christi, TX 18-May-2014

1. 18 May 2014
2. Draft 12-07 F, 13-11 A
3. SBE: 18/1400
4. Last Line: 18/1413
5. MGO ROB: 76850 GAL
6. FW ROB: 5000 GAL
7. Departure Corpus Christi 18/1630
8. ETA Galveston TAMUG Dock 20/1000
9. 14 Crew, 34 Cadets

Arrival Galveston, TX 19-May-2014

1. Arrived Galveston 19/1142
2. Anchored Western Anchorage 19/1218
3. MGO ROB: 75,650 GAL
4. FW ROB: 3,000 GAL
5. ETA Galveston Dock 20/1000

Arrived TAMUG Galveston, TX 20-May-2014

1.  Arrived Galveston: 19/1142
2.  Anchored: 19/1224
3.  Anchor Aweigh: 20/0738
4.  First Line: 20/1000
5.  F W E: 20/1012
5.  MGO ROB: 74,850 GAL
6.  FW ROB:  2000 GAL