Major steps to reconstruct the nearly century-old sailing ship Wavertree (shown above) to her original design were accomplished at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Hoboken, N.J., shipyard recently. Owned by the South Street Seaport Museum, the Wavertree will have 110 feet of her upper deck,
Another yard touted for its advanced approaches to design and construction, HDW of Kiel has vigorously implemented changes in its yard to make it more competitive and cost-effective. Its "Shipyard 2000" plan is projected to raise productivity 40 to 50 percent.
Blount Marine Corporation, Warren, R.I., recently delivered t h e commuter boat Fireball (shown above) to Fire Island Ferries, Inc. of Bay Shore, N.Y. The 75-foot by 18-foot by 5-foot 2-inch vessel is powered by three turbocharged GM Detroit Diesel 12 V-71 engines,
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.
The J . J . Henry Company, Inc. of Moorestown, N.J., and Seadrec Ltd. of P a i s l e y , Scotland, announce the formation of a joint v e n t u r e company to provide dredge designs, detail construction drawings, associated engineering services,
Swiss-Lok has designed and fabricated a special design staging for the new drydocks at Newport News Shipbuilding. This staging will save time in erection and needs no wood planking. The staging is designed to support Swiss Fabricating's Swiss-Lok
Seaward International, Inc., recently delivered another Spiltrol Harbor Skimmer to Asiatic Petroleum Corporation. This is the second that Asiatic has purchased, and it will clean up spills in the Strait of Malacca. The first stands ready at Singapore where Esso Singapore Private, Ltd.
The Washington Aluminum Company, Inc. has been awarded over $1.5 million in contracts by Avondale Industries, Inc. for aluminum fabrications on fleet oilers under construction by the Louisiana builder. The two separate contracts cover the fabrication
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.
SPD Technologies has been awarded a $6.7-million contract to design and produce the 5,000-volt switchgear for the U.S. Navy's surface ship Integrated Electric Drive Program. The contract was awarded by General Electric's Naval and Drive Turbine System Division in Fitchburg, Mass.