The Aegis guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) was recently christened at ceremonies at the Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard of the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries. Principal speaker for the ceremony was the Hon. Trent Lott, U.
John J. Kelly, president of Textron Marine Systems (TMS), Division of Textron Inc., recently announced the delivery of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC)-24 to the U.S. Navy. Following remarks by Eugene E. Shoults, program manager for the Amphibious
Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard, Inc. of Lockport, La., is building 16 Island Class patrol boats (WPB) under an $80-million contract awarded by the U.S. Coast Guard. These boats will be used for offshore patrol work involving law enforcement, surveillance, and boardings.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset, Mass., recently launched the twin-screw shipdocking tug Sally for delivery to Wilmington Tug and Launch, Inc. of Wilmington, Del. The tug is powered by two G.M. Detroit Diesel Allison 12V-149TI engines rated 900 shp at 2,400.
The recent keel laying for the George Washington (CVN-73), which will be the Navy's sixth Nimitz Class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, marked two firsts in Newport News Shipbuilding's 100-year history. The placement of the Washington's 730-ton
The Kiel-Friedrichsort shipyard of Lindenau GmbH Schiffswerft & Maschinenfabrik recently delivered the 12,100-dwt chemical tanker Hummel to her owners Carl Buttner Shipping Company of Bremen. The 477-foot Hummel is the sister ship of two vessels
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.
Magellan Systems Corporation, Monrovia, Calif., recently unveiled three products that make use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The GPS NAV 1000, made specifically for marine application, provides an advantage over some other receivers with its portability.
The United States National Committee of ICHCA has announced that 22 leaders in the field of bulk cargo will address the three-day conference and seminar the organization is sponsoring at the Americana Hotel in New York City on November 13- 15, 1978.
Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, Austria, recently received a large ships gantry crane order from Japanese shipbuilder Tsuneishi. The order, for three plus one multipurpose container- handling, jib-type gantry cranes of Liebherr's well-known type MPS with lifting capacities of 45 tons,