Avondale Begins Construction Of Cargo Variant Ship

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


Caterpillar-Powered Passenger Ferry Delivered By Moss Point Marine To State Of North Carolina

Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has delivered the Carteret, a new 161-foot ferry to the State of North Carolina. The vessel can transport 200 passengers and 30 autos. The $2.7-million, all-steel Carteret is 161 feet long, with a 50-foot beam and 12.

The Big Six

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,

Nichols Brothers Delivers High-Speed Army Catamaran For Use In Marshall Islands

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., recently christened the second of two catamaran passenger ferries it has built for the U.S. Army for use in the Marshall Islands. Built under a $1.8-million contract, the 72-foot FB-817

Aluminum Crewboat Built by Dubai Drydocks

On January 20, 2001, Dubai Drydocks delivered the new aluminum crewboat Khulood to Mutawa Marine of Abu Dhabi, for service in the offshore oil industry in the Arabian Gulf. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, the new vessel is

Christen First U.S.-Flag Freezer Ship For East Coast Operations

The first American-owned, U.S.- flag, oceangoing freezer ship designed to operate off the U.S. East Coast was christened recently during ceremonies held at the New York Port Authority's Pier 1, Brooklyn. The "Holland" (shown above) will offer

Avondale Plans Purchase Of Lockheed Shipbuilding's Gulfport Marine Division

Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of Lockheed Shipbuilding Company's Gulfport Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss. The purchase price has been set at $21,000,000. At present, the Gulfport facility has U.


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

Veliotis Takes New Post With General Dynamics

P. Takis Veliotis has been designated executive vice presidentmarine and international operations of General Dynamics Corp., according to a recent announcement by David S. Lewis, chairman and chief executive officer. The post, according to Mr.

Hampton Roads SNAME Discusses Improving Producibility Of American Fast Attack Submarines

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.

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