Earlier this year, after intensive design investigation and development, the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defense placed a contract with Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd. for the construction of two prototype catamaran minehunters for the Royal Australian Navy.
Vital to the nation's defense capability is the improvement of repair and maintenance procedures and the modernization of facilities. When the Naval Sea Systems Command called for improvement of the crane system on its medium auxiliary floating drydocks,
Donald M. Surgenor has been appointed vice president and general manager of Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Seattle, with the retirement of Harry Hofmann, according to Philip F. Spaulding, president. The appointment is step one in an internal reorganization plan
Having logged fresh orders from existing clients UN RoRo (formerly UND) of Turkey and Denmark's DFDS group, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft has taken its tally of RoRo trailerships contracted in recent years to 23. The volume of business puts
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.
Despite the quality of protection and commitment to maintenance, a certainty in the marine business is that metal structures eventually corrode and wear. Whether it is 25 months or 25 years, most all marine structures will enter a shipyard for
Planning Research Corporation (PRC) Marine Systems Division, 1850 K Street N.W., International Square, Washington, D.C. 20006, will team with Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. in a $500,000 project to provide planning and engineering s e r v i c e s f o r the U.
On the heels of success in Washington, D.C., the SNAME Annual Meeting & International Maritime Exhibition is set to expand to 200 booths and is scheduled for October 20-21 in Houston, Texas. Watch these pages in the coming months for new developments regarding this crucial maritime event,
Southwest Marine, San Pedro Division, has been awarded a $1.24-million contract by the Military Sealift Command, Pacific, for the drydocking and lay-up of the USNS Comet. The 449-foot-long Comet, a T-AKR with a gross tonnage of 13,793 tons, will
As we enter 1985, marine power plant designers continue the general practice that became common in the 1970's, that is the practice of designing power plants for high thermal efficiency. Low fuel consumption, over a wide range of operating powers,