American Bureau of Shipping
A giant aluminum sphere 12 stories high and weighing 850 tons recently arrived at General Dynamics Quincy, Mass., shipyard. The sphere's journey started on December 3, 1976, from General Dynamics sphere fabrication facility, Charleston, S.C., on the specially built barge Hercules,
Richard M. Ehrlich, chairman of Gibbs & Cox, Inc., of New York City, one of the nation's leading independent naval architectural firms, recently announced that the board of directors had elected Malcolm Dick president. Mr. Dick, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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.