Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently announced the signing of three new vessel contracts. Westferry, Inc. of New York has ordered an 85-foot by 20- foot by 4-foot 11-inch all-welded, aluminum, passenger commuter vessel for operation on Great South Bay, Long Island.
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., recently delivered the fourth of nine 32-foot Fast Response Vessels to Foss Environmental Services, a division of the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle. These oil-spill response boats will be
A trio of 88.5-ft. (27-m) patrol vessels being built by Southampton based FBM Babcock Marine Ltd. have arrived in the Port of Southampton on the back of a heavy lift mother ship. At press time, the trio was scheduled to undergo final testing prior to delivery.
Hamilton Jet has released a new wateijet model, the 400 mm HJ403 - replacing the popular HJ391 model. According to the manufacturer, the new unit will offer many benefits over other propulsion systems for high speed work and patrol boats with power inputs up to 900 kW.
Michigan Wheel Gulf Coast, Inc. of Pascagoula, Miss., has been awarded a $898,714 contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the manufacture of four attack aircraft carrier propellers and an additional propeller for a Navy oiler. The carrier
"The Concept and Preliminary Design of the Polaris Submarine" was the subject of a presentation by Capt. Harry Jackson (USNret.) at a recent meeting of the Southern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers. Captain Jackson
Last autumn leading researchers gathered at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) conference to discuss, among other things, the properties and possibilities of increasing the utilization of lightweight honeycomb sandwiched between
A 42-foot explosive ordnance disposal training boat valued at $218,500 has been ordered by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command from Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer of Bellingham, Wash., and Swansboro, N.C., according to James J. Doud Jr.
"How Armco Now Provides You Bigger And Better Aquamet Boat Shafting" is the title of a new brochure published by Armco's Specialty Steels Division headquartered in Butler, Pa. The four-page color folder says that to make Armco Aquamet shafting even
The use of aluminum alloy anodes to provide improved cathodic protection for offshore oil structures and vessels is the subject of a booklet available from Kaiser Chemicals. It offers corrosion engineers guidance on anode selection and essential