The 10th in a series of 16 auxiliary fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened the USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) in ceremonies held recently at the yard. The vessel is scheduled for delivery this fall.
STATUS REPORT ON U.S. NAVY PROGRAMS FOR SHIP PROCUREMENT AND MAINTENANCE Construction and maintenance of the U.S. Navy ships continues to be the dominant source of business for shipyards in the United States. It is also a major source of business
Editor's note: The following report is reprinted from the 1984 Annual Report of the Shipbuilders Council of America that was released in April, 1985. For the shipbuilding and shiprepair industries, 1984 was a year in which "holding ground" was a primary operative phrase.
"The coming year shows signs of both hope and danger for the U.S. barge and towing industry," the new chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), told the association's members recently. "The hope is based on some longawaited signs of economic recovery,
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,
The Swedish company Saab Marine Electronics has supplied level gauging systems for 18 U.S. Navy supply tankers (T-AO Class). The project, which started back in 1981, was concluded last year. The U.S. Navy rarely accepts equipment manufactured in neutral countries.
*Editor's Note: This exclusive article has been excerpted from a special report by Peter P. Lombard, president, American United Marine Corporation, and Flemming D. Christensen, A/S Vesta. Starting December 31, 1988, the U.S. Coast Guard will begin
Ecomarine USA recently awarded two Louisiana shipyards contracts to build the first of two series of multimission environmental vessels, model ECO-8OO and the model ECO-110. The vessels will monitor and control water pollution and clean up oil slicks and other chemi- cal spills.
Hans K. Schaefer, chairman of the board, has announced that Todd Shipyards Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Australian Shipbuilding Industry Pty., Ltd. of Coogee, Western Australia, for a technology transfer in connection
No matter which set of shipbuilding tables or statistics one studies, there is no escaping the fact that Japan continues to be the world's leading shipbuilding nation, supplying over 50 percent of the world's tonnage. This has been achieved, moreover,