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NATO FRIGATES Current Situation And Future Design Trends

Transatlantic reinforcement and resupply would be a critical factor in the conventional defense of Central Europe. Even considering major improvements now planned in airlift and pre-positioning of materiel, the bulk of equipment and resupply would have to come by sea.

 

OUTSTANDING PASSENGER VESSELS OF 1988

ALEXANDRIA BELLE Blount Marine In 1988, busy passenger boat builder Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., delivered the 87- foot replica steam paddlewheeler Alexandria Belle to Uncle Sam Tours of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. The third vessel to

CRUISE + FERRY 1991 CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION London, May 29-31

Regarded as one of the world's largest passenger ship shows, Cruise + Ferry has been scheduled for May 29 to 31, 1991 in London's Olympia 2 Conference and Exhibition Center. The biennial event, with its large international exhibition, is a premier

Foss To Order New Tugs With Voith Schneider Systems

Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, Wash., announced it has received approval from the Dillingham Corporation, its parent company, to purchase three new, revolutionary Tractor Tugs, with an option for a fourth, as additions to its West Coast fleet.

The Lure of the Electric Drive

In the September 2002 issue of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, a detailed discussion was featured on the advantages of future High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) machinery for propulsion of electric drive ships. Since then, development

U.S. Navy Selects Bailey Network 90 System For New YTT Vessel

The U.S. Navy has selected the Bailey Controls' Network 90® distributed control system and field equipment for its YTT-9 Torpedo Test Craft. The craft will perform acceptance tests for advanced undersea weapons systems. Network 90 will provide control,

Three Papers Presented At SNAME California Sections Annual Joint Meeting

Over 200 members and guests attended the recent annual California Sections joint meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at the Highlands Inn, Carmel, Calif. The initial paper was presented by Douglas C. MacMillan, Fellow,

Trinity Marine Group Enters Megayacht Construction With Establishment Of Trinity Yachts, Inc.

The Trinity Marine Group, reportedly the largest builder of small ships in the U.S., has entered the megayacht field with the establishment of Trinity Yachts, Inc. and the start of construction of the 97-foot, all-aluminum motor yacht Leda, designed by MPS-Gilgenast.

U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $ 1 . 3 B LHD Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded a $1.3-billion construction contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation to construct the eighth ship of the USS Wasp (LHD 1) class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships. Construction of LHD 8 is expected to begin in May 2003 at Ingalls Operations,

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

 
 
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