From the USS Monitor to Theodore Roosevelt's "Great White" fleet to today's development of the Littoral Combat Ship, the U.S. Navy, its mission and its physical assets have undergone many complete metamorphoses over the country's 227-year history.
The U.S.T. Pacific, one of the two largest ships built in the Western Hemisphere, was delivered recently by Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., marking a new U.S. commercial construction record. Edward J. Campbell, Newport News president and chief executive officer,
Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., recently delivered to the United States Navy one of the world's largest warships, the nuclearpowered aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN69). With the Eisenhower, Newport News Shipbuilding
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.
Northwest Marine Iron Works, Portland, Ore., ship repair firm, has been awarded a $1.4-million contract to link the forward and aft sections of a ship that now is undergoing major conversion at the Port of Portland's Swan Island Ship Repair Yard.
China's Cosco Dalian is ranked as the leading Chinese repair yard, the yard's facilities including three floating docks (one, at 180,000 dwt capacity - the largest in China) and Panamax size docks, and six berths of approximately 2.000 m in length plus two repair buoys inside its confines.
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,
The shipbuilding cluster in Ihe Netherlands' northernmost provinces is drawing fresh incentive from the market's reviving interest in the modest classes of ship needed to serve intra-European trade, and also to transport small parcels of goods between Europe and the Americas.
A $281,203 contract for the Development of a Standardized U.S. Flag Dry Bulk Carrier has been awarded to M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 350 Broadway, New York, N.Y., by the Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration.