Keel-laying ceremonies for the first guided missile frigate (FFG-7 Class) follow-on ship was held April 29 at Todd Shipyards, Seattle (Wash.) Division. This ship, designated FFG-10, is the first in a multi-ship Navy program which may run through the next 10 years.
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.
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 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,
American President Lines, Ltd. (APL) has applied for construction- differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in the construction of five new containerships, with an option of building only four. The vessels will be used in APL's trans-Pacific services.
OFFSHORE DRILLING RIGS, SUPPORT VESSELS, NAVY SHIPS, INLAND BARGES, AND REPAIR WORK BRIGHTEN THE U.S. PICTURE
For the U.S. shipbuilding industry, the psychology of hope went full circle in 1980. Starting with the optimism of Congressional enactment of c o m p r e h e n s i ve "omnibus" maritime legislation in conjunction with an accelerated naval shipbuilding
Rapidly rising prices for steel plate in China may be taking the edge off the financial performance at some Chinese shipbuilders. But it will take a lot more than that to undermine shipyards' dramatic expansion plans aimed at ensuring the country's
General Dynamics' Quincy Shipbuilding Division recently received a contract, valued at approximately $15 million, from Coastwise Trading Company, Inc. of Delaware, for the construction of a 471-foot chemical carrier barge. The barge, which will transport
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., a wholly owned subsidiary of Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc., announced recently that it has been awarded a $5.5-million firm fixed-price contract by Shell California Production, Inc.
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.