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The Littoral Combat Ship: Force Multiplier for the 21st Century

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.

 

A Word From The President

As the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' 39th president, I have the privilege of leading the society up to its centennial. SNAME has grown from a small New York-centered organization to a society with worldwide membership, recognition and prestige.

European Yard Initiative - Will it Work?

The European Intership initiative to breathe new life into Europe's flagging ship construction industry could provide a pointer for repair yards in the region, some believe. The seven yards in five countries have secured €19 million in EU funding

SPD Technologies Expands Through New Acquisitions And Product Development

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.

SNAME Announces 1983 Committee Chairmen

C.L. French, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the society's committee chairmen for 1983. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES Advisory Public Service Committee — Donald P. Courtsal, treasurer, Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa.

S N A M E N e w E n g l a nd S e c t i o n Hears Paper On Thrust B e a r i n gs

A recent SNAME New England Section meeting was held at the Faculty Club of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. The speaker was Lyssimachos Vassilopoulos, president of Maritech, Inc. He presented a paper titled "Stiffness and Damping of Thrust Bearings,

Improving Shipbuilding Productivity

The National Shipbuilding Research Program Was Developed By The Maritime Administration And The Society Of Naval Architects And Marine Engineers To Serve All U.S. Shipbuilders. The singular characteristic of the National Shipbuilding Research Program

SPS Overlay: Fix Steel Decks Faster

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

Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines

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,

 
 
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