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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.

 

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

Belgian Shipbuilder "Floats7 Massive GRP Mold On Film Of Air

The 50-foot move of a 160-footlong, 200-ton glass fiber reinforced polyester (GRP) mold is done safely in 3Vi minutes on a film of air at the Mercantile-Beliard N.V. shipbuilding plant in Ostend, Belgium. Each of six mold sections are moved the same way by the yard,

U.S. Navy Secretary Participates In LCAC Trial

U.S. Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III recently participated in an actual operational trial onboard the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC). He first toured the entire LCAC manufacturing facility at the Textron Marine Systems Shipyard Operations in New Orleans, La.

Extensive Fantasy Refurb

Carnival Cruise Lines' 2,056-passenger, 70,000-ton Fantasy is currently undergoing an extensive multi-milliondollar refurbishment as part of its scheduled five-week drydock. The refurbishment, which is taking place at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport,

Hospital Ship Conversions By NASSCO Topic At New York SNAME Meeting

The first meeting of the 86-87 season for the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers heard a paper titled "Conversion of San Clemente Class Tankers to Hospital Ships for the U.S. Navy," by Alan R.

Veliotis Takes New Post With General Dynamics

P. Takis Veliotis has been designated executive vice presidentmarine and international operations of General Dynamics Corp., according to a recent announcement by David S. Lewis, chairman and chief executive officer. The post, according to Mr.

Avondale Plans Purchase Of Lockheed Shipbuilding's Gulfport Marine Division

Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of Lockheed Shipbuilding Company's Gulfport Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss. The purchase price has been set at $21,000,000. At present, the Gulfport facility has U.

$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.

STATUS REPORT ON U.S. NAVY SHIP AND EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT

DOD Requests $100.3 Billion To Fund Navy Programs In FY91 The Department of Defense (DOD) has requested slightly more than $100 billion to fund Navy programs in FY 1991. The funding level is virtually the same as the amount approved for this year.

 
 
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