In the midst of a world shipbuilding boom, with the highest level of tonnage under construction and on order in 13 years, shipyards are once again producing a number of interesting, economical and innovative designs. The highly competitive, burgeoning cruise
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.
Major steps to reconstruct the nearly century-old sailing ship Wavertree (shown above) to her original design were accomplished at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Hoboken, N.J., shipyard recently. Owned by the South Street Seaport Museum, the Wavertree will have 110 feet of her upper deck,
A Newcastle chartered accountant, N.L. Dalby, has been appointed chairman of directors of Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, New South Wales, Australia 2322. Three of the shipbuilding firm's departmental managers have been appointed directors also.
Cast Containers S.A. of Fribourg, Switzerland, recently announced that the Cast Group has just ordered three new vessels to be built in Korea for its North Atlantic Container Service. This order is in addition to three container vessels contracted for in Yugoslavia earlier this year.
Edwin J. Roland Jr., a naval architect and marine engineer, has been appointed vice president, technical, of Holland America Line, Stamford, Conn., parent company of Holland America Cruises. Prior to this appointment he was vice president of The Coastal Corporation of Houston,
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,
Members of the Maine and New Hampshire Congressional delegations have announced a $240 million program to modernize Portsmouth Navy Shipyard. Some 600 employees were laid off or retired from the yard earlier this year as competition among Navy-owned shipyards heated up.
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.
A & P Appledore, Canada Ltd., a member of the A & P Appledore Group, has been awarded a $2-million (Canadian) contract by Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary, to design a shipyard capable of building large arctic vessels, including Arctic VLCCs up to 200,000 dwt.