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
Sixth Vessel Of Popular Design Sold By Yard Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation, Somerset, Mass., recently signed a contract with Put-In-Bay Transportation Co. of Ohio, for the construction of a high-speed passenger ferry
The newest addition to the U.S. Coast Guard fleet, a 47-foot rescue vessel designed and built by Textron Marine Systems (TMS), successfully righted itself in 5.3 seconds during its first test, conducted recently at the Textron shipyard in New Orleans.
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.
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
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.
Swiss-Lok has designed and fabricated a special design staging for the new drydocks at Newport News Shipbuilding. This staging will save time in erection and needs no wood planking. The staging is designed to support Swiss Fabricating's Swiss-Lok
National Steel & Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., recently launched the second of three Fast Combat Support Ships (AOE s) being built by the yard of the U.S. Navy. The 754-foot supply ship was christened the USS Rainier by Suzanne Callison Dicks,
Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., has been awarded a $9-million contract to design and build a 345-foot, Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) barge for Matson Navigation Co., Inc., San Francisco, Calif. The triple-deck, covered vessel will be
The El Paso Savannah, the last ship in the current series Avondale Shipyards is building for The El Paso Company's new fleet of LNG tankers, was christened on November 11, in New Orleans. Miss Rhonda Rousakis, daughter of the Honorable John P.