Productivity Advances In Shipbuilding

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.


Eastern Shipyards Delivers Fish Processor 'Northern Victor' Following Complex Conversion

Eastern Shipyards, Inc., Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the Northern Victor, a huge U.S. owned and U.S. flagged fish processing vessel to an Alaska-based fishing group. The 379-foot former drill ship, the largest vessel ever worked on by the yard,

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.

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,


DOD Requests $100.3 Billion To Fund Navy Programs In FY91 The Department of Defense (DOD) has requested slightly more than $100 billion to fund Navy programs in FY 1991. The funding level is virtually the same as the amount approved for this year.

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.

U Of Michigan Adds Naval Architecture- Engineering Facilities

Brightly plated anchors recently broke ground for the new facilities of the naval architecture and marine engineering department of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. The new two-story addition to the department's headquarters on the North Campus will contain a drawing loft,

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,

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.

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

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