SWDiesel-Powered 'Arctic Storm' Is Largest U.S. Factory Trawler

The Arctic Storm, originally a U.S. Navy tanker built in 1943 in Tacoma, Wash., has been converted into what is now the largest U.S. factory trawler. The 5,000-gross-ton vessel, 328 feet long with a 48-foot beam, was converted by Wright-Schuchart Harbor


A New Chapter in Naval Shipbuilding

As a resounding endorsement of its long-term commitment to shipbuilding in the U.K., Vosper Thornycroft (VT) has created a state-of-the-art ship production facility within Portsmouth Naval Base. Having recently attained preliminary operational status through steel cutting on 295-ft.

A Leg Up on the Competition

To Tim Domke, the new MA' Dixie Legacy (pictured on the cover), is much more than simply the largest, most advanced lift boat in the world. To Domke, the Dixie Legacy is personal, the culmination of a career built sailing onboard these unique vessels with the last four years spent shoreside,

Textron Marine Collaborates With Swedish Company To Build High-Speed Passenger Ferries

Two twin-hulled Surface Effect Ships (SES) under construction at Karlskrone, Sweden are the product of close collaboration between the Swedish company Karlskronavarvet AB and the U.S. company Textron Marine Systems. The vessels are being built for

New Sub Model Christened at NNS

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Newport News sector held a christening ceremony on Nov. 19 for its submarine model concept called Newport News Experimental Model 1 (NNemo 1). NNemo 1 is a scaled, radio-controlled model of Newport News' advanced hullform concept submarine design.

Kings Point Reports Its Scholars Program 'Progressing Well'

After two years of operation, the Kings Point Scholars Program, which offers outstanding seniors at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., the opportunity to research a subject of current interest to the maritime industry,

North Florida Shipyard Reactivates/Refurbishes RO/RO Trailer Vessel

Reactivation and refurbishment of the 700-foot-long by 92-foot-beam RO/RO trailer vessel S/S Northern Lights (Ex. S/S Puerto Rico) is being accomplished by North Florida Shipyard, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., at its Commodores Point Facility, after being

St. Philip T o w i n g Adds T w o N e w Trac-Type Tugs

St. Philip Towing of Tampa, Fla., recently announced that the company has closed with the U.S. Maritime Administration on the purchase of two "trac"-type tugs that had been under construction in Texas. Bay Transportation, owned by George M. Steinbrenner, purchased the assets of St.

Innovative Propulsion System for Ferry

The Merrimac Ferry, which crosses the Wisconsin River between Sauk and Columbia counties, is Wisconsin's only free ferry. It shuttles WIS 113 traffic between Okee on the east bank and Merrimac on the west. In the 150 plus years that a ferry has

MarAd Awards Five Research Contracts

The Maritime Administration has awarded the following research and development contracts: A $442,000 contract to Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn., to investigate the potential improvement in atomization of marine bunker fuels that have been emulsified with water.

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