U-79 Nitrogen ( USA )

Owner - Sam DuPont (West Virginia)
Designer Builder - Les Staudacher
- 29ft 6in
Beam - 12ft
Hull - 3 pointer
Colours - blue, yellow & mahogany
Weight - 6,000
Power - V12 Allison
Driver - Bob Hayward

B/F - 2nd

Nitrogen, U-79

Nitrogen U-79 [1958]

"Owned by Samuel DuPont of Wilmington, Del., the Les Staudacher-designed-and-built craft entered the racing scene at the end of the 1958 season. She races out of the Washington, D.C., Corinthian Yacht Club. She is powered by an Allison V-12 engine mounted 2-5/8 inches lower than in other unlimiteds. Her gearbox utilizes an internal gear. She is 29 feet long, 12 feet wide and weighs 6,000 pounds. Her colors are mahogany, blue and yellow."

(Reprinted from This is Hydroplaning by Paul Lowney [1959])

1959 Apple Cup, Lake Chelan, U-79 Nitrogen


Detail - Mobil horse high on turtledeck
Drivers - Don Dunnington & Norm Evans

B/F - 2nd



Detail- big Mobil horse low on turtledeck at Harmsworth, flag on tail, shield on bow
Driver - Norm Evans

B/F - 2nd

Miss Madison (1), U-6, 1961? [photo source unknown]


U-6 Miss Madison (1st)

Owner - 'City of Madison' - (Madison, IN)
Colours - mahogany, red & white
Driver - Marion Cooper

B/F - 4th

Miss Madison, U-6, 1962

Miss Madison, U-6, 1962


Driver - Marion Cooper

B/F - 4th



Driver - Morlan Visel

B/F - 3rd


Boat wrecked at 1963 Gold Cup, Detroit MI while testing

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