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OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1986

A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards during 1986—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. ACT 10 Jansen Werft Jansen Werft GmbH of Leer, West Germany,

 

NORWEGIAN MARINE EQUIPMENT & SHIPPING

the Norsemen first cast off from her misty shores in their dragon-shaped long ships, Norway's prosperity has been intertwined with the sea. An integral part of this deep-rooted maritime tradition is a spirit of innovation which has enabled this rugged,

Hvide Takes Delivery Of Reconstructed Chemical Tanker

Florida-based U.S.-flag carrier Hvide Shipping, Inc., recently took delivery of the newly reconstructed 46,300-dwt U.S.-flag chemical tanker M/V Seabulk America. "The double-bottomed Seabulk America is the newest, most sophisticated chemical carrier in the U.

THE LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR TODAY'S NAVIES

Some of the most powerful, technologically advanced propulsion systems ever assembled are the driving hearts of today's fast, sleek, maneuverable naval combatants and support vessels. Many new classes of cruisers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes

U.S. SHIPBUILDING $Billions In Navy Work Plus Repairs Brighten The Picture

The number and tonnage of vessels delivered by U.S. yards during the past year were up from 1984, thanks mostly to construction for the Military Sealift Command's build-and-charter program. Six of the nine ships completed, and 155,862 of the total 164,711 dwt, were for charter to the MSC.

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,

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

DIESEL POWER SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT

A Review Over the years we have published many feature articles that reviewed the latest designs and developments of diesel engines per se. For the review that follows, we decided to report on the many kinds of ancillary equipment and services

MARINE LUBRICANTS

The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.

REVIEW OF SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR AT U.S. YARDS

Backlog Of $16.6 Billion In Navy Construction Work At Yards; Shallow-Draft Vessel Construction On The Rise Navy Construction The prime generator of new ship construction remains the U.S. Navy. According to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) 1988 Ship Construction Report,

 
 
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