John Smith Named Yard Operations Director At NASSCO

John W. Smith has assumed responsibility for yard operations at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., succeeding John McQuaide, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding business. Mr. McQuaide has


Avondale Begins Construction Of Cargo Variant Ship

In a brief ceremony recently, Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division began construction of the first LSD-41 Class, Cargo Variant Ship (LSD-49) to be named USS Harpers Ferry. Scheduled for delivery in November 1993, the USS Harpers Ferry is the

Allied Shipbuilders Delivers Caterpillar-Powered Tug

Allied Shipbuilders, Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, recently delivered the 57-foot 8- inch shiphandling tug Charles H. Cates X to C.H. Cates & Sons Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C. Based on a design by Vancouver-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Robert Allan Ltd.


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

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.

SPD Awarded Contract For Integrated Electric Drive System

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.

Autoship Upgrades Several Products

Autohydro 5.2 was recently released by Autoship. The following are some of the more salient new features of the product. Torsion moments are calculated for all ship loading conditions. Moments of inertia are calculated for tank contents and can be user-defined for lightship and added weights.

Newport News To Double Capacity For Repairing Commercial Vessels

Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., which has just completed a 150-acre complex for the construction of commercial ships, has announced the first phase of what is expected to be a major facilities expansion and modernization program in its South Yard.

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.


The 1 Oth International Conference and Exhibition on Through Transport using Roll-on/Roll-off Methods STAZIONE MARITTIMA TRIESTE 15-17 MAY 1990 First held in 1976, the 1990 edition of R0R0, the biennial international conference and exhibition

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