Productivity Advances In Shipbuilding

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.


New Coast Guard Rescue Vessel Built By Textron Marine Successfully Completes First Test

The newest addition to the U.S. Coast Guard fleet, a 47-foot rescue vessel designed and built by Textron Marine Systems (TMS), successfully righted itself in 5.3 seconds during its first test, conducted recently at the Textron shipyard in New Orleans.


In the midst of a world shipbuilding boom, with the highest level of tonnage under construction and on order in 13 years, shipyards are once again producing a number of interesting, economical and innovative designs. The highly competitive, burgeoning cruise

Challenges facing IMO

The first months of my tenure as Secretary- General of the international Maritime Organization have seen an extremely busy and productive period at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). and in this yearbook I am grateful for the opportunity

Saab's Computerized Cargo Handling System Selected By United Tankers Of Sweden

Saab's new computerized cargo handling system, the MaC/501, was recently selected by Swedish shipowner United Tankers for installation on its new product tankers. The two vessels have been ordered at the Uljanik shipyard in Yugoslavia (hull nos.

Secretary Dole Promulgates CDS Repayment Rule

Subsequent to Mr. Rice's writing of this article, just as we went to press with this issue, Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole promulgated a rule permitting the owners of U.S.- flag tankers built with the assistance of construction differential subsidy


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

Hampton Roads SNAME Discusses Improving Producibility Of American Fast Attack Submarines

At a recent dinner meeting of the Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Lt. Comdr. Blaine R. Brucker presented a talk on "Seawolf Producibility" to members and guests gathered at Fisherman's Wharf in Hampton, Va.

Christen First U.S.-Flag Freezer Ship For East Coast Operations

The first American-owned, U.S.- flag, oceangoing freezer ship designed to operate off the U.S. East Coast was christened recently during ceremonies held at the New York Port Authority's Pier 1, Brooklyn. The "Holland" (shown above) will offer

BFGoodrich Rivnut Develops Innovative New Floating Fastener

BFGoodrich Rivnut® Engineered Fasteners, a business unit of BFGoodrich Aerospace, has developed an innovative, new floating fastener designed for quick, efficient installation where a blind application is complicated by hole misalignment. The Rivnut fastener,

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