The worst kept secret in the U.S. shipbuilding industry is the need for renewed, elevated levels of naval ship construction to maintain the fleet at a level, which allows it to meet its worldwide operational strategies. The bestkept secret is exactly what combination of political pressure,
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., recently christened the second of two catamaran passenger ferries it has built for the U.S. Army for use in the Marshall Islands. Built under a $1.8-million contract, the 72-foot FB-817
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has delivered the Carteret, a new 161-foot ferry to the State of North Carolina. The vessel can transport 200 passengers and 30 autos. The $2.7-million, all-steel Carteret is 161 feet long, with a 50-foot beam and 12.
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.
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
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.
Shipyard Equipment Company of Baltimore, Md., recently delivered to Tenneco's Newport News Shipyard six of the world's largest air hoists. The transaction included four J.D. Neuhaus air hoists with 25- ton lifting capacity, and two with 50-ton lifting capacity.
Caterpillar, Inc. and H.O. Penn Machinery recently announced the sale of twenty 3608 diesel generator sets to the U.S. Navy. The generators will provide on-board electrical power in new Fast Combat Support ships, currently under construction in
-Literature A v a i l a b le Douglas L. Oehrlein of Diesel America, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently announced the delivery of 25 lightweight diesel pumps to boat and barge operator Hollywood Marine, Houston, Texas. Mr. Oehrlein recently recalled: "Hollywood
The Bilbao shipyard of independent Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Reundios del Nervion (ARN) recently delivered the first of eight new generation Arctic class multipurpose cargo ships for the Soviet Union. Called the Igor Ilinskiy, the 7,365- ton