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
The USS Chosin (CG 65), the 13th Aegis guided missile cruiser to be built for the U.S. Navy by Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton, recently joined the U.S. Pacific Fleet after being commissioned at the shipyard last month. The Navy and Ingalls
The 94th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the concurrent 5th International Maritime Exposition will be held at The New York Hilton Hotel November 19-22,1986. Society membership has now increased to approximately 12,
Serving The U.S. Inland And Coastal Waterways Vessels: Since the focus of the Annual National Waterways Conference August issue is on the inland and coastal waterways of the U.S., MARITIME REPORTER AND ENGINEERING NEWS thought it might be interesting
The recent order received by M.A.N.-GHH of Oberhausen, West Germany, for a 33,000-ton floating dock to be built for Gdanska Stocznia Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, is a continuation of a long and and successful collaboration. The very first
K o c h - E l l i s C o m p l e t es N e w R O / R O F a c i l i ty — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le
Koch-Ellis Barge and Ship Service recently announced the completion of a totally new RO/RO facility. This new department has been created to handle the increasing demand for cleaning, gas freeing and light repairs for all standard types of containers in both 20- and 40-foot lengths.
These days, any privately owned shipyard that was formerly occupied strictly with building new merchant ships has either swung around to the repair and conversion market, has made plans to do so, or is actively pursuing Navy work—which certainly continues to be more than substantial.
The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, conversion, maintenance, shipboard electronics, communication systems, weapons, etc. This special section covers contracts awarded between March 23 and May 31, 1988.
Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a contract by E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc., to design and construct a new 3,900- hp versatile tug which will be capable of river and harbor work, as well as full ocean service. The tug
Leevac Shipyards, Inc., based in Jennings, La., was recently awarded a contract by a U.S. Gulf Coast firm to build a 200-foot offshore supply boat. This will be one of the first contracts for the construction of an offshore supply boat in the United States in about five years.