In a brief ceremony recently, Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division began construction of the first LSD-41 Class, Cargo Variant Ship (LSD-49) to be named USS Harpers Ferry. Scheduled for delivery in November 1993, the USS Harpers Ferry is the
President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works has announced four key appointments in marketing to accomplish the shipyard's new-business objectives in naval and merchant ship construction and overhauls. Richard W. Thorpe Jr. was promoted to assistant
The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners recently approved and offered a proposal to World City Corporation for the Florida port to homeport the luxury cruise ship Phoenix World City. The proposal also provides for the leasing of port
The Desire To Reduce Shipyard Production Manhours Leads Avondale To Production-Line Ship Construction During World War II, ships were built in the United States at a rate which may well have been the most productive in terms of ships per day being produced that has ever been accomplished.
John T. Gilbride, chairman and chief executive officer of Todd Shipyards Corporation, has announced that the company's West Coast s u b s i d i a r y , Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, has been awarded additional contracts to build, under the Navy's fiscal 1980 program,
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, Ala., has received an order from Nolty J. Teriot, Inc. of Golden Meadow, La., for two 175-foot class self-elevating workboats designed for maintenance of offshore production platforms. The order
Rapidly rising prices for steel plate in China may be taking the edge off the financial performance at some Chinese shipbuilders. But it will take a lot more than that to undermine shipyards' dramatic expansion plans aimed at ensuring the country's
Tyne Shiprepair Limited (TSL), Britain's biggest shiprepair company, has been awarded a multi-million- pound conversion and refit contract by the Ministry of Defence (Navy). The six-month job is to convert the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Orangeleaf into a Refueling- at-Sea (RAS) vessel,
Bulk Food Carriers, Inc., 425 California Street, San Francisco, Calif., has applied for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing the conversion of the dry bulk carriers S/S Tex and S/S Flor, and the oceangoing barge Burke F to carry oil products.
A & P Appledore, Canada Ltd., a member of the A & P Appledore Group, has been awarded a $2-million (Canadian) contract by Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary, to design a shipyard capable of building large arctic vessels, including Arctic VLCCs up to 200,000 dwt.