The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a new ship design concept being considered to combat emerging threats in the littoral. It will be a relatively small, focused-mission combat ship that will revolutionize the way the U.S. Navy builds and fights ships.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., has completed a major conversion of the Crescent Towing tug, Ned Ferry that transformed the boat from a single engine vessel with 3,500 hp, to a twin-engine vessel with 4,000 hp. It is the third of eight Crescent Towing 105-ft.
Anthony J. McAllister Sr., former president and chairman of the board of the towing and marine transportation company Mc- Allister Brothers Inc., died recently at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. He was 85 years old.
The Edward T. Gamage shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine, recently d e l i v e r e d the westernrigged dragger/scalloper Settler to Capt. Didrik Didriksen of New Bedford, Mass. Designed by Woodin & Marean, Inc. of West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, the
Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Mobile, Ala., has begun construction of a large floating drydock which will expand the yard's ship repair capabilities. The drydock will be able to handle ships up to 700 feet long and 20,000 deadweight tons.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. and its subsidiary, Marinette Marine Corporation, will partner with Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. to develop and construct a prototype Response Boat Medium (RB-M) for the U.S. Coast Guard. Kvichak. located in Seattle with full-service waterfront facilities,
The Memphis Fire Department had two major requirements when ordering its new fire boat; the craft should be small enough for trailer mounting to give it land mobility but also be large enough to respond to a variety of marine fire problems confronting the department.