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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,

 

World's Largest Monohull Crane Ship To Be Outfitted At McDermott Yard

The world's largest monohull crane vessel, McDermott Marine Construction's new Derrick Barge 50, has arrived in New Orleans for final outfitting at McDermott Shipyard before she goes in service in the Gulf of Mexico. A self-propelled dynamically positioned monohull vessel,

LTI Introduces New System For M o v i n g Ship Sections —Literature A v a i l a b le

LTI America Corp. of Riverdale, N.J., recently introduced a unique range of forklift truck-hauled semi-trailers. These hydraulically operated, easily towed, self-loading and unloading trailers with capacities from 10 to 300 tons stretch the load-moving

U.S. Navy Secretary Participates In LCAC Trial

U.S. Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III recently participated in an actual operational trial onboard the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC). He first toured the entire LCAC manufacturing facility at the Textron Marine Systems Shipyard Operations in New Orleans, La.

Spanish Society And ABS Enter Agreement

The newly organized Spanish ship classification society FIDENAVIS, and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have entered into an agreement of full cooperation between the societies, it was announced by Robert T. Young, chairman and president of ABS.

$240-Million Modernization Program Announced For Portsmouth Navy Shipyard

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.

Sperry Gyrocompass System Receives NMEA Product Award

Sperry Marine was honored at the annual banquet of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) when the association presented its 1990 Products Award to the Sperry Marine gyrocompass system. The NMEA jury of industry sales and technical

Hospital Ship Conversions By NASSCO Topic At New York SNAME Meeting

The first meeting of the 86-87 season for the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers heard a paper titled "Conversion of San Clemente Class Tankers to Hospital Ships for the U.S. Navy," by Alan R.

China Preps To Take World Lead

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

NASSCO Launches Second AOE Ship

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,

 
 
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