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Todd Seattle Lays Keel For Guided Missile Frigate —FFG-10 Is First In A Multi-Ship Navy Program

Keel-laying ceremonies for the first guided missile frigate (FFG-7 Class) follow-on ship was held April 29 at Todd Shipyards, Seattle (Wash.) Division. This ship, designated FFG-10, is the first in a multi-ship Navy program which may run through the next 10 years.

 

APL Ready To Build 45-Foot Production Unit Containers

American President Lines (APL) of Oakland, Calif., has called for bids for construction of an initial order of 733 forty-five-foot containers (prototype shown above), the world's first, according to Richard L. Hill, vice president for land operations and project manager.

LTI Introduces New System For M o v i n g Ship Sections —Literature A v a i l a b le

LTI America Corp. of Riverdale, N.J., recently introduced a unique range of forklift truck-hauled semi-trailers. These hydraulically operated, easily towed, self-loading and unloading trailers with capacities from 10 to 300 tons stretch the load-moving

Seacoast Announces 'J.I.T.' Inventory Management And Distribution System

Seacoast Electric Co. of Rye, N.Y., recently announced their "J.I.T." (Just In Time) inventory management and distribution system, which has enabled the company to cut costs and guarantee delivery. They currently have a brochure available to deliver

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,

China Preps To Take World Lead

Rapidly rising prices for steel plate in China may be taking the edge off the financial performance at some Chinese shipbuilders. But it will take a lot more than that to undermine shipyards' dramatic expansion plans aimed at ensuring the country's

$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.

Sperry Gyrocompass System Receives NMEA Product Award

Sperry Marine was honored at the annual banquet of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) when the association presented its 1990 Products Award to the Sperry Marine gyrocompass system. The NMEA jury of industry sales and technical

U Of Michigan Adds Naval Architecture- Engineering Facilities

Brightly plated anchors recently broke ground for the new facilities of the naval architecture and marine engineering department of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. The new two-story addition to the department's headquarters on the North Campus will contain a drawing loft,

 
 
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