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Bird-Johnson's 100th Controllable Pitch Propeller For U.S. Navy

The 100th, 40,000-hp controllable pitch p r o p e l l e r manufactured by Bird-Johnson Company for the U.S. Navy will power the 31st Spruance Class destroyer, The Hayler (DD-997), currently under c o n s t r u c t i o n at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.

 

Balancing The National Energy Strategy

This past February, the Administration released its long-awaited National Energy Strategy, laying out a range of options for federal energy policy that could reduce the nation's dependence on imported oil, especially from unstable sources like the Mideast.

Robert Allan: Naval Architecture is in the Blood

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

great ships of 2003

Name White Rose Builder Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Owner Husky Oil Operation Type FPSO For many years now, contracts for ships and floating units to operate in an offshore environment have been much-prized value-added goals at Samsung.

Du Pont 'Kevlar' Mooring Ropes Perform Like Steel, Handle Better Than Nylon

Cables and ropes of Du Pont's high-strength "Kevlar" aramid fiber are replacing steel wire for some of the world's toughest mooring jobs. Five times as strong as steel, pound for pound, rope of Kevlar is only one-sixth the weight of steel at equal diameter,

Marine & Offshore Offers Free Color Brochure On ABB Variable AC Drives

Marine & Offshore of Helsinki, Finland, is offering a free 12-page color brochure on ABB variable speed AC drives for marine propulsion and dynamically positioned vessels. The brochure discusses the SAMI Megastar variable speed AC thruster drives

PSRY Contractors Complete Busy Year —Literature Offered

As 1990 drew to a close, the Portland Ship Repair Yard (PSRY) counted still another year of solid performance as one of the West Coast's leading commercial shipyards. PSRY is now handling approximately 50 percent of all commercial ship repair

Chris Marine Celebrates 10th Anniversary In Jacksonville, Florida

Chris Marine U.S.A., Inc., a service oriented company, provides onsite and in-shop machining, onboard overhaul, technical direction and engine performance evaluation for large slow-speed and mediumspeed diesels as well as turbocharger repair, rebuild and service.

WORLD SHIPBUILDING

The events of 1982 clearly indicated that the improvement in the world order book, which began in 1979, was only a shortlived respite from the problems which have beset the shipbuilding industry since the mid '70s. The total volume of new orders placed

Arneson Surface Drives Offer Performance With Reliability

—Literature Available— Arneson Marine, Inc., Corte Madera, Calif., are the manufacturers of a state-of-the-art marine propulsion system, Arneson Surface Drives, which utilizes surface piercing propellers to provide propulsion for all craft from 16 to 150 feet.

 
 
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