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Money Talks

The American Shipbuilding Association has long bemoaned the level of U.S. Navy funding, arguing that the amount of spending on new ships would, in the future, leave the force woefully under-equipped to handle its duties of defense. Though the ASA

 

Avondale Christens 10th In Series Of 16 Auxiliary Fleet Oilers Under Construction For U.S. Navy

The 10th in a series of 16 auxiliary fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened the USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) in ceremonies held recently at the yard. The vessel is scheduled for delivery this fall.

Fifth Aegis Cruiser 'Bunker Hill' Commissioned In Boston Ceremony

The U.S. Navy's fifth Aegis guided- missile cruiser built by Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton was commissioned USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) in Boston, just a short distance from the Revolutionary War battle site for which the ship is named. Senator Edward M.

"Boutique" Cruise Vessel Keeps French Cruisers Nicely Coiffed

A "boutique" luxury cruise catamaran - set to meander the islands of the French Caribbean - has been delivered by Australian ship and boat builder Austal Ships. The vessel, built for discerning French owner Rivages Crossieres, is dubbed Rivage St.

Hike Metal Constructs Boat For Pilotage Authority

A new 60 ft. (18 m) fast Pilot boat is being constructed at Hike Metal Products, Ontario, Canada for the Atlantic Pilotage Authority. Responsible for Pilotage operations on the east coast of Canada, the Authority will be receiving a new boat that

B&W Combination Carrier Design Complies With New US Tanker Legislation

With an eye to changed legislative requirements governing ships trading to the United States, shipbuilder Burmeister & Wain Skibsvaerft of Copenhagen has developed a new design of combination carrier, the BCT85, that complies with the new American

DIESEL POWER REVIEW

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.

Bird-Johnson Awarded ANAZC C-P Propeller, Shafting Supply Contract

Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has been awarded the contract to supply the twin-screw controllable- pitch (C-P) propeller systems and shafting to Australian Marine Engineering Consolidated Limited (AMECON), Williamstown, Australia, for the ANZAC Ship Project.

Evergreen Orders 10 Post-Panamax Containerships

The Evergreen Group has placed orders with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in Japan for 10 post- Panamax vessels, each with a capacity of 6.724-TEU. The first vessel is due for delivery in September 2005 and subsequent vessels will be delivered at the rate of approximately four per year.

Knowledge Interchange

The increasing interplay of commercial marine and naval disciplines has found new expression in the appointment of Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) to class the largest, and most complex ship ordered to date by the Italian Navy. RINA introduced

 
 
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