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
In our world of rapid and continuous change, we have come to accept many situations and events which, just a few years ago, we would have thought "could never happen": the first man on the moon; Japan's technological ascendancy over many major U.
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.
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
New York — September 27-28 The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, in conjunction with the SNAME T & R Ship Production Committee, will present its Third International Symposium, "Maritime Innovation— Practical Approaches '84,
Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has signed a three-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Navy to become the Lead Yard in Industrial Processes in the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). James Rogness of PBI Industrial
An old naval submariner once said there are really only two types of ships — submarines and targets. However when it comes to corrosion, all ships are targets. Corrosion is the natural predator of all steel that operates in salt water environments.
Secretary of Commerce Robert A. Mosbacher recently announced that Sperry Marine Inc. of Charlottesville, Va., is one of the 20 U.S. companies chosen for the "Japan Corporate Program." Sperry Marine was among 120 finalist companies considered by
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
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.