The U.S. Navy has awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries an $822,042,026 increase to a previously awarded $140.9-million contract that will allow the shipyard to begin detail design and construction of the lead ship of a new class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships,
The 24th ship of the series of 31 Spruanceclass destroyers designed and being built by Litton Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding Division was commissioned into active U.S. Navy service in Pascagoula, Miss., recently. The 7,800-ton, 563-foot-long Harry W.
Bailey Refrigeration Company recently completed a top-to-bottom cleaning and charging of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt's after ship's stores refrigeration system. The 81,600-ton carrier is currently nearing completion at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.
Under severe Arctic operating conditions, a relatively new bearing material has outlasted traditional laminated-phenolic propeller shaft bearings by a ratio of about nine to one. The longer-lasting bearing was made from Thordon XL, an alloy of polymer and synthetic rubber,