The multi-billion contract to build a new family of Navy ships took one giant step last month with the awarding of development contracts to three industry teams. The fight to win the contract to design and build the family of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) is sure to be fierce,
[...] Review — Blue Ridge cargo tanks. Each tank is fitted with a deep well cargo pump. The 658-foot-long ship is also fitted with a cylindrical appendage- type bulbous bow to improve speed, and is powered by a GE steam turbine engine. The
Since the beginning of the 20th Century when Robert Allan's grandfather emigrated from Scotland to Canada, he treated the concept of naval architecture as a "science" rather than a trade. With little money but a lot of talent, the young man nurtured
Blount Christens 'Spirit Of Chicago' —7th Luxury Dinner Vessel In 'Spirit' Line For Cruise International
The 192-foot Spirit of Chicago was recently christened at Blount Marine Construction in Warren, R.I. The luxury dinner cruise vessel is the seventh in the 'Spirit' line constructed for Cruise International of Norfolk, Va. The Spirit of Chicago
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has delivered the General Brehon B. Somervell, the third of four 273-foot logistic support vessels (LSV) being built for the U.S. Army in a $40.8-million contract. The Army contract is being administered by the U.
Am-Can Transportation, Inc. recently announced the introduction of a new tug-barge service to Great Lakes shippers. With the tug-barge, Am-Can will provide service to both line haul and to side port shippers, concentrating on fast, reliable service
During her keel laying ceremony, the first 600-ton module section of the MS Maasdam's double bottom was placed in the shipbuilding dock at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The 35-foot-long ship's keel section extends the full width of the vessel and stands 25 feet high.
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
NAVY SEALIFT SHIP PROGRAM TO INJECT $1.3 BILLION INTO U.S. MARITIME INDUSTRY DEFENSE DEPARTMENT PLANNING 5 YEAR PROGRAM
Sealift is essential both to executing this country's forward defense strategy and to maintaining a wartime economy. The United States' national sealift objective is to ensure that sufficient military and civil maritime resources will be available to meet defense deployment,
The recent meeting of the Puget Sound Section of ASNE heard Capt. Timothy R. O'Keefe, USN, commanding officer, USS William H. Standley (CG-32), deliver an address entitled "The Soviet Navy: A Near-Term Capability." An intelligence subspecialist