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.
Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pa., announced that on Saturday, July 12, 1986, the keel was laid for the first of three new Fleet Oilers (TAO-191, Hull #1) being constructed for the U.S. Navy. In addition, Penn Ship announced that Monday,
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
The versatility of the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company was challenged as two vessels required drydocking at one time. The challenge was answered by separating the one drydock into two sections and drydocking both vessels. According to Joseph E.
Newport News Shipbuilding president Edward J. Campbell recently named Robert R. Hardison vice president, quality. Mr. Hardison will be responsible for all quality assurance and inspection functions for the company. Mr. Hardison replaces L. R. Sorenson Jr.
Maintaining flexible hose assembly integrity in a corrosive marine environment has been a challenge facing shipbuilders. Working with naval designers, Aeroquip is helping solve this problem with a new line of stainless steel fittings. Created specifically for
The Department of the Navy has exercised an option under its current contract with Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company of Chester, Pa., for the construction of a third fleet oiler of the T-AO- 187 Class. This $97.5-million award, added to the first two oilers that were ordered last year,
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, Ala., has received an order from Nolty J. Teriot, Inc. of Golden Meadow, La., for two 175-foot class self-elevating workboats designed for maintenance of offshore production platforms. The order
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.
Member States of the International Maritime Organization (1MO) agreed on the need for an audit scheme to assess their effectiveness in implementing global shipping standards, with the adoption of an Assembly resolution on the subject at the 23rd I MO Assembly,