Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd. Appoints Four Directors

A Newcastle chartered accountant, N.L. Dalby, has been appointed chairman of directors of Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, New South Wales, Australia 2322. Three of the shipbuilding firm's departmental managers have been appointed directors also.


The Big Six

The worst kept secret in the U.S. shipbuilding industry is the need for renewed, elevated levels of naval ship construction to maintain the fleet at a level, which allows it to meet its worldwide operational strategies. The bestkept secret is exactly what combination of political pressure,

Todd Seattle Lays Keel For Guided Missile Frigate —FFG-10 Is First In A Multi-Ship Navy Program

Keel-laying ceremonies for the first guided missile frigate (FFG-7 Class) follow-on ship was held April 29 at Todd Shipyards, Seattle (Wash.) Division. This ship, designated FFG-10, is the first in a multi-ship Navy program which may run through the next 10 years.

Nichols Brothers Delivers High-Speed Army Catamaran For Use In Marshall Islands

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., recently christened the second of two catamaran passenger ferries it has built for the U.S. Army for use in the Marshall Islands. Built under a $1.8-million contract, the 72-foot FB-817

Navy Secretary Says '83 Budget Permits Fleet To Reach 600 Ships

The Administration's budget for fiscal year 1983 will allow the Navy to reach a 600-ship fleet, Navy Undersecretary James Goodrich told the Western Shipbuilding Association. Speaking before the group's recent annual meeting, Mr. Goodrich said the Navy currently has 514 ships,

New NASSCO Offshore Division Awarded $5.5-Million Module Order

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., a wholly owned subsidiary of Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc., announced recently that it has been awarded a $5.5-million firm fixed-price contract by Shell California Production, Inc.

Navy Contracts Totaling $203 Million Awarded To Todd Shipyards- Backlog Is $1.5 Billion

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,

China Preps To Take World Lead

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


For the U.S. shipbuilding industry, the psychology of hope went full circle in 1980. Starting with the optimism of Congressional enactment of c o m p r e h e n s i ve "omnibus" maritime legislation in conjunction with an accelerated naval shipbuilding


New Orders Up For Second Year In A Row According to Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd., London, England, an aging world fleet (27 percent of the fleet is more than 15 years old), should provide the world's shipbuilding industries with a modest increase

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