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.
— L i t e r a t u r e Offered High amperage portable cord sets can handle up to 400 ampheres at 600 volts equipped with Max-Gard® pin and sleeve plugs, connectors and receptacles from the Russellstoll Division, Midland- Ross Corporation. The 400-amp
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,
Hamilton Jet has released a new wateijet model, the 400 mm HJ403 - replacing the popular HJ391 model. According to the manufacturer, the new unit will offer many benefits over other propulsion systems for high speed work and patrol boats with power inputs up to 900 kW.
Federico Garcia Lorca, a 377-ft. (115- m) TMV 115 monohull fast ferry, was delivered to its new owners, Balearia Eurolineas Maritimes on June 25 - one week ahead of the contractual date. The vessel will immediately make the short trip to Spain
The use of aluminum alloy anodes to provide improved cathodic protection for offshore oil structures and vessels is the subject of a booklet available from Kaiser Chemicals. It offers corrosion engineers guidance on anode selection and essential
The industrial equipment division of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Sykesville, Md., has published new literature on its Fab-Master 450 and 650 constant voltage arc welding systems. These systems are designed for gas metal arc welding (GMAW),
Kobelt has introduced another marine control head to their line of die-cast brass propulsion controls. The Model 2545, pneumatic, propulsion control head is fitted with twin levers for a twinengined vessel. Each lever controls both clutch and throttle on one engine.
Robertshaw Controls Company of Knoxville, Tenn., is offereing free literature describing VC-230/231 actuators that feature a 30-squareinch molded Buna-N diaphragm with nylon reinforcement and deliver dependable on/off or throttling action for control valves.
Preparing their crews on vessels or rigs to deal with emergency medical problems can significantly reduce medical care costs, lost-time injuries and legal problems. In response to requests from a number of clients, MarineSafety International has