The rapid momentum of American shipbuilding-, initiated with the enactment of legislation in 1970 (the Merchant Marine Act of 1970), designed to restore the United States to a position of prominence and substance among world maritime powers, continued to accelerate in 1973.
HMS Ark Royal, the Royal Navy's latest antisubmarine aircraft carrier (above) is pictured after her launch from the Swan Hunter yard on the River Tyne in northeast England recently. The last Invincible-class t h r o u g h - d e ck cruiser to be built,
The 86th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held at the New York Hilton Hotel in November, brought together the leaders in shipbuilding and ship operation, not only from the United States but worldwide. The wide ranging
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
Port Fabricators, Inc., specializing in the design, construction, maintenance and repairs of facilities and equipment for the petroleum and marine industry, has recently been established at the Port of New Iberia, La. Occupying a 12-acre waterfront site,
The Lima Electric Company, Inc., a Condec Company, has added another model, the MAC II™, to its product line of 1,200-rpm alternators. A c c o r d i n g to the manufacturer, the new unit combines the simplicity and reliability of the proven MAC®