special review of some of the most notable and important inland and coastal workboats and shallow-draft military craft delivered during 1987—selected by the editors of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News for their high standards of design or performance.
An Update On Navy Spending For Ships, Equipment And Maintenance in FY 1988 There were some nice surprises in the defense budget approved by the Congress late last December. The main surprise was the approval of full funding for two new aircraft carriers.
When the Navy announced on 2 April that Bath Iron Works had won the competition to build the first of the new DDG-51 (Arleigh Burkeclass) Aegis guided missile destroyers it meant—for the Navy, and for the U.S. shipbuilding industry as well—the end of a very long wait.
Although funding for Senator Ted Stevens's "Build and Charter" program has been appropriated by the Congress, this particular effort to revive commercial shipbuilding in the United States cannot become a reality until the authorization plan makes its way through Congress and the White House.
During most of the 20th century there has been a debate in the United States about the operation of and the need for shipping and shipbuilding. The debate was interrupted by two world wars and has been intensified during the past 30 years. During the same period,
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. October 3 Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, was awarded a $27.3-million modification
Marine Systems Inc. (MSI), an international diesel engine repair and parts company, has established a 24-hour operation serving the St. Louis area. Headquartered in Shriever, La., with centers also located in Harvey, La., and Chesapeake, Va., MSI now has a 14,
The heart of today's Navy vessel, whether it is a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, corvette, minehunter or support craft, is the propulsion system. Many of these warships and naval auxiliaries demand high-performance, flexible and durable propulsion systems.
The U.S. Navy christened its newest crane ship, the SS Diamond State (T-ACS-7) at ceremonies at Tampa Shipyards, Tampa, Fla. The ship, named for the state of Delaware, will be operated by the Navy's Military Sealift Command. With a draft of 33