The Carl V i n s o n (CVN-70), third Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched recently during c e r e m o n i e s at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. Not only was the launch a major step in the U.S. Navy's shipbuilding program,
Marinette Marine Corporation in Wisconsin has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction of six Yard Patrol Craft (YP). These vessels will be used at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis for instructing midshipmen in seamanship,
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
John D. West, president of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., and chief executive officer of Bay Shipbuilding Corp., has announced that George K. Geiger has succeeded Arthur J. Zuehlke as president of Bay Shipbuilding Corp. Bay Shipbuilding Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company,
Edward E. Paden, president of Levingston Industries, Inc., has announced three senior management assignments resulting from the formation of two new companies within the Levingston Group. Joe Barrios, currently president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company,
Ralph Helm, president and chief operating officer of the Manitowoc Company, Inc., has promoted Allen A. Powell to executive vicepresident and general manager of the company's shipbuilding subsidiary, Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. In his new capacity, Mr.
Leevac Shipyards, Inc., Jennings, La., was recently awarded two separate conversion contracts. The first contract calls for the design, fabrication and installation of a new stern section for a 110-foot landing craft for U.S. naval operations in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million.
Northrop Grumman Corporation and Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. have signed a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Newport News Shipbuilding. The boards of directors of both companies approved the terms of the transaction
The Maritime Administration has awarded $4,250,848 in contracts for 10 projects designed to improve the productivity of U.S. shipyards and to reduce the cost of building ships in the United States. All projects are part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program.