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,
Technology Development To Be Given Added Emphasis Navy Shipbuilding Program Navy ship construction has been the major business driver for shipbuilders and ship systems manufacturers in this country over the past decade. This article deals specifically with
Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia turned over its 12th Los Angeles Class (SSN-688) attack submarine to the U.S. Navy recently when it delivered the USS Olympia (shown above on sea trials). The new ship is the 36th submarine the Newport News yard has built for the Navy.
At a recent dinner meeting of the Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Lt. Comdr. Blaine R. Brucker presented a talk on "Seawolf Producibility" to members and guests gathered at Fisherman's Wharf in Hampton, Va.
The U.K. nuclear hunter killer submarine HMS Triumph was recently launched at the Devonshire Dock complex of Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd. (VSEL), Barrow-in-Furness. This was the first time a nuclear submarine had ever been launched using an NEI Syncrolift.
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.
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.
The quarterly meeting of the American Society of Naval Engineers, Southern New England Section, was held recently in New London, Conn. Capt. Don Kern, USN (ret.), chairman of the Section, presided over the meeting. The large-scale ocean transportation of
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.