John W. Smith has assumed responsibility for yard operations at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., succeeding John McQuaide, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding business. Mr. McQuaide has
The Marine Machinery Association recently held its fall Government/ Industry forum in Crystal City with strong participation from industry as well as from the Navy's engineering and purchasing communities. MMA's president, Jim Fromfield of Leslie Controls,
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.
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
Houston-based EES Corporation has developed a new addition to their extensive line of marine sewage treatment systems, specifically to meet the needs of the commercial shipbuilding industry. The Omnipure® Model 7ME is a safe, ready-to-install
Subsequent to Mr. Rice's writing of this article, just as we went to press with this issue, Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole promulgated a rule permitting the owners of U.S.- flag tankers built with the assistance of construction differential subsidy
The first meeting of the 86-87 season for the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers heard a paper titled "Conversion of San Clemente Class Tankers to Hospital Ships for the U.S. Navy," by Alan R.
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
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,