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.
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.
Tidewater Equipment Corporation of Norfolk and Chesapeake, Va., recently delivered the covered hopper barge Loveland 3401 to its owner, S. C. Loveland Co., Inc. of Philadelphia. The 340-foot-long, 70-foot-wide barge (shown above) is 26 feet deep
Since becoming an independent company as a result of a management buyout from Gould Inc. in the spring of 1987, SPD Technologies has experienced significant growth through new product development and important acquisitions under the guidance of George M.
Fabricating and transferring of ships and drill rigs using special Hydranautics hydraulic systems equipment has begun at Rauma Repola's Mantyluoto yard in Pori, Finland. The equipment permits ships of 8,500 tons steel weight to be constructed on land in sections,
The international problem of a decreasing world's fuel supply, as both demand and cost are increasing, will be addressed by the maritime community in a symposium, to be presented by the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects
L a r i m e r N a m e d Chief E n g i n e e r i n g P l a n n i n g/ C o n t r o l M a r i n e t t e M a r i ne
Ralph Larimer has been named chief, engineering planning and control of all MMC engineering operations and supervision of project engineering functions. Mr. Larimer joined MMC in 1975 after completing active duty as a nuclear power qualified officer aboard the USS Grayling (SSN646).
GE Marine Engines has received partial funding from Ingalls Shipbuilding to begin the engineering work on equipment to be used on the U.S. Navy's eighth LHD Wasp-class large-deck, multipurpose amphibious assault ship. Measuring 844 ft. (257.2 m), the vessels displace 40,500 tons.
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,
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has reopened its Madisonville, La., shipyard to begin construction on 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Ind. John Dane III, president of the Trinity Marine Group that includes Equitable,