The Desire To Reduce Shipyard Production Manhours Leads Avondale To Production-Line Ship Construction During World War II, ships were built in the United States at a rate which may well have been the most productive in terms of ships per day being produced that has ever been accomplished.
A modest celebration took place recently at the Augsburg works of MAN B&W Diesel AG, commemorating the 1,000th 20/27 engine to be sold. The "celebrity" is one of two engines of the 12V 20/27 type destined for a 207-foot-long luxury yacht belonging to an American owner.
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,
The 50-foot move of a 160-footlong, 200-ton glass fiber reinforced polyester (GRP) mold is done safely in 3Vi minutes on a film of air at the Mercantile-Beliard N.V. shipbuilding plant in Ostend, Belgium. Each of six mold sections are moved the same way by the yard,
New Orders Up For Second Year In A Row According to Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd., London, England, an aging world fleet (27 percent of the fleet is more than 15 years old), should provide the world's shipbuilding industries with a modest increase
Moss Point Marine, Inc. recently delivered the 273-foot logistic support vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (LSV 4) to the U.S. Army, completing a four-ship contract between the Escatawpa, Miss., shipbuilder and the Army. The Bunker is one of a
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
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,
Seatrain Lines, Inc., Weehawken, N.J., has announced the appointment of Peter Magee to the newly created position of vice president and general manager for its North Atlantic Container Division. Mr. Magee will assume overall responsibility for
A m e r i c a n P a c i f i c Container Line, Inc. (AMPAC), 501 Army Street, Pier 80, San Francisco, Calif., has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of four container feeder vessels. Each of the vessels will be 496 feet in length,