Aluminum Gone "Bad"
There has been a lot of discussion in the marine industry over the past year with regard to "bad" aluminum. To briefly recap, a number of boat builders purchased aluminum from a supplier that met the requirements of ASTM 5083 H321. This alloy is
Naval Ship Maintenance & Modernization/Affordability
Technical Symposium-October 3-4, Norfolk, Va. A technical symposium, Naval Ship Maintenance & Modernization/ Affordability, sponsored by the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and the American Society of Naval Engineers, Tidewater Section,
ABS PLAYS VITAL ROLE IN OUTSTANDING SAFETY RECORD OF THE GROWING PASSENGER SUB INDUSTRY
Fascination with the underwater wonders of the sea has prompted more than 700,000 passengers1 to venture as deep as 250 feet below the water's surface in tourist submersibles. All of these passengers have returned safely to the surface after the ride of a lifetime.
The Era of The Electronic Engine Is Here
Having already put down a marker for the industry by converting the main engine of one of its ships to full electronic control, Norwegian chemtanker specialist Odfjell has further endorsed the technology by nominating a twostroke electronic engine from the outset for a newbuild project.
Free Literature Available On ZF Marine Gearboxes
Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) of Friedrichshafen, West Germany, is offering an attractive color brochure on ZF marine gearboxes. Titled "ZF Marine Transmission Systems," the 16-page publication is arranged in seven doublepage sections.
MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS
D e c e m b e r 13 B a t h I r o n W o r k s C o r p o r a t i o n . Bath, Maine, was recently awarded a $ 6 1 0 m i l l i o n contract for the construction of three DDG-51 Class destroyers, DDG-54, DDG-56, and DDG-58. The work is expected to be comp l e t e d July 1995.
DIESEL POWER REVIEW
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
Marinette Marine Tests MCM-2 Propulsion Plant
Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., recently conducted a successful pre-operational trial of the mine countermeasures ship USS Defender (MCM-2). The primary purpose of the trial was to test the propulsion plant under full power and to perform essential combat systems alignment.
RAdm. Eustace Named President Of SESCO
Dr. Norman C. Witbeck, president of Columbia Research Corporation (CRC), Arlington, Va., recently announced the election of Rear Adm. Robert J. Eustace, (USN-ret.), as president of System Enhancement Services Company, Inc. (SESCO), a CRC subsidiary.
MAJOR N A V Y CONTRACTS
The following special section covers the major U.S. Navy contract awards received between the dates of July 31 through September 18 of this year. For coverage of Navy contract awards prior to these dates refer to Maritime Reporter, September 1987 issue,