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.
This Spring, VT Group will unveil what it touts as Europe's most advanced naval shipbuilding facility, a nearly $60 million investment located within Portsmouth Naval Base. From the start. the facility will be used to build blocks for all the Royal Navy's new 7.
line of maintenance-reducing stuffing boxes is now available from The Johnson Rubber Company's Duramax Marine Division. In addition to making packing changes easier, several of the company's, heavy duty stuffing boxes are specifically designed to cut the need for drydocking.
Guests of honor at the recent 76th Anniversary Dinner (shown above) of the Navy League of the United States, New York Council, were Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. (since nominated by Presidentelect Reagan to be Secretary of State in the coming Administration), and Adm.
The German corporation of Renk Tacke, a subsidiary of MAN B&W, has won an order from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to build the largest marine planetary gear unit the company has yet produced. The unit is intended for a VLCC tanker which will
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.
James J. Convy, chairman of the board, Gibbs & Cox, Inc., New York, N.Y., one of the nation's leading independent naval architectural firms, recently announced the appointment of Capt. Robert E. Stark as assistant vice president. Captain Stark joined Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
"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
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
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has signed a contract with the UAE Armed Forces to complete major combat system upgrades for a series of six missile patrol boats in the UAE Navy's existing fleet. Valued at more than $50 million, the contract will