Bigger, Bigger . . . Bigger

The world today is filled with contradictions. In the context of this timely Super Ocean Carrier Conference, many of those paradoxes have a particular relevance. Instead of peace and tranquility, there is turmoil and confusion. Instead of confidence in traditional procedures, there is doubt.


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

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,

Todd Seattle Lays Keel For Guided Missile Frigate —FFG-10 Is First In A Multi-Ship Navy Program

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.

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.

APL To Build Five New Containerships

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.


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

Navy Contracts Totaling $203 Million Awarded To Todd Shipyards- Backlog Is $1.5 Billion

John T. Gilbride, chairman and chief executive officer of Todd Shipyards Corporation, has announced that the company's West Coast s u b s i d i a r y , Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, has been awarded additional contracts to build, under the Navy's fiscal 1980 program,

$15-Million Contract For New Chemical Barge Awarded To GD-Quincy

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

Avondale Awards Washington Aluminum $1.5 Million In Contracts

The Washington Aluminum Company, Inc. has been awarded over $1.5 million in contracts by Avondale Industries, Inc. for aluminum fabrications on fleet oilers under construction by the Louisiana builder. The two separate contracts cover the fabrication

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