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.


$240-Million Modernization Program Announced For Portsmouth Navy Shipyard

Members of the Maine and New Hampshire Congressional delegations have announced a $240 million program to modernize Portsmouth Navy Shipyard. Some 600 employees were laid off or retired from the yard earlier this year as competition among Navy-owned shipyards heated up.

J.J. Henry And Seadrec Form Joint Venture To Serve Dredging Clients

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,

Barracuda Technologies Expanding Its Services To United States

Barracuda Technologies Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of structural polymer alloy foam core materials used in the construction of large FRP sandwich vessels, is expanding its engineering services group to the United States.

NASSCO Launches Second AOE Ship

National Steel & Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., recently launched the second of three Fast Combat Support Ships (AOE s) being built by the yard of the U.S. Navy. The 754-foot supply ship was christened the USS Rainier by Suzanne Callison Dicks,

Coatings Corrosion — A Natural Predator

An old naval submariner once said there are really only two types of ships — submarines and targets. However when it comes to corrosion, all ships are targets. Corrosion is the natural predator of all steel that operates in salt water environments.

Penn Ship Delivers USNS Denebola To The Navy Three Weeks Early

Ron Stevens, president of Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company, recently announced that the USNS Denebola was officially delivered to the U.S. Navy on October 10, 21 days ahead of schedule. At an informal meeting with employees to announce the early delivery, Mr.

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