The success of the 040 was soon left behind by the deeper and deeper water conventional platforms were being installed into. That in turn called for larger hammers, and Vulcan rose to the occasion with the 060. The first 060 was built for J. Ray McDermott and delivered in the summer of 1968, a summer memorable for many other things.
First, the specifications:
The 060 had the usual growing pains, although Vulcan applied many of the lessons of the 040. Nevertheless it became a popular hammer; in addition to McDermott, J.H. Pomeroy, Ingram, Fluor, AGIP, and Movible Offshore purchased and used the hammer. Some photos are below.
General arrangements are shown below.
Like the 040, the 060 “became” the 360, with its conversion from a steel to an iron ram and many other modifications. The first 360 was sold to Brown and Root and delivered in the summer of 1973.