Reportedly the first completed exhibit of the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair became a reality recently when the 1,000 passenger paddlewheel riverboat Creole Queen was christened in New Orleans. The new 190-foot by 40-foot sternwheeler which was built by Halter Marine, Inc.
Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pa., announced that on Saturday, July 12, 1986, the keel was laid for the first of three new Fleet Oilers (TAO-191, Hull #1) being constructed for the U.S. Navy. In addition, Penn Ship announced that Monday,
FEBRUARY 12-13, 1991, OTTAWA, CANADA Arrangements are being finalized for the Canadian Maritime Industries Association's 43rd Annual Technical Conference, which will be held at the Ottawa Congress Center and the Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario,
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.
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.
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
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
At a recent dinner meeting of the Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Lt. Comdr. Blaine R. Brucker presented a talk on "Seawolf Producibility" to members and guests gathered at Fisherman's Wharf in Hampton, Va.
Thomas C. Magliocca, marine manager of Atlantic Cement Company of Ravenna, N.Y., has been elected to a one-year term as general chairman of the Marine Section of the National Safety Council. A veteran of more than 30 years in the maritime industry, he succeeds Richard L.
In September 1993, as the Secretaries of Defense and Transportation announced a new commercial shipbuilding initiative, the President declared that "[shipbuilding is one of the keys to America's national defense, and helping our shipbuilders succeed