The guided missile frigate Reuben James (FFG-57) was delivered to the U.S. Navy recently by the Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, according to an announcement by Len M. Thorell, company vice president and general manager.
Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wise., recently launched the YP 683 first of the 20 Yard Patrol boats under contract to the Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command. This YP was the first woodhull vessel launched at the Marinette yard since
A down economy, a disabled drydock and a nation under heightened security measures — not exactly the best position for a ship repair facility to be in — or so one would think. Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO) however has managed
A new development within the realm of U.S. Shipbuilding — the new Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard (KPSI) is poised to be one of the most efficiently outfitted commercial shipyards in the world. The shipbuilding company, which occupies approximately
Halifax Shipyard of Nova Scotia has won a Can. $54-million contract from the Canadian Government to build one type 1100 Navaid/ Light icebreaker vessel. Construction will begin early next year with delivery to the Canadian Coast Guard scheduled for May 1986.
A U.S. company that usually supplies boatowners with protective polyethylene coverings has volunteered its services to build temporary structures for Iranian earthquake victims. FANA (Film Applicators of North America) recently applied for and
MagneTek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electrical equipment, recently announced that MagneTek ALS received an order from Peterson Builders Inc. (PBI) for equipment exceeding $2.8 million. MagneTek ALS will provide the shipbuilding company with
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has been awarded a $12,178,268 fixed price FMS contract for the supply of patrol boats and associated support hardware and services to the government of Cameroon. Work, which will be performed in Morgan City,
Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,
This spring, Marystown Shipyard in Newfoundland is expected to start construction of a combined icebreaker and passenger ferry, with backing from Swedish icebreaking expertise. The provincial Department of Works, Services and Transportation ordered