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.
ABS-classed as a XA1 Floating Offshore Installation, the Medusa truss spar will be located on Mississippi Canyon Block 582 in 2,223 ft. of water. Murphy Oil's Medusa truss spar has a hull diameter of 94 ft. (28.6 m) and a total length of 568 ft.
The annual m e e t i n g of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held at Schrafft's Restaurant in the Quality Inn Colony 7 to elect officers for 1979-80 and to hear the paper entitled "Planning and Scheduling Hull Production Operations.
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., has appointed Richard Schmitt as naval architect, Shipbuilding Administrative Division. Mr. Schmitt's responsibilities include the review and updating of ship repair cost estimating techniques and
The Fourth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium will be held on January 20, 1979 in the Key Auditorium of St. John's College, Annapolis, Md. The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) joins The Chesapeake
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.
Santa Fe International Corporation recently announced that it has awarded shipyard contracts f o r the construction of a jackup drilling unit and the conversion of two construction barges into drilling vessels. The new jackup, Santa Fe Rig 134,
Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa., announced it has acquired the Ryan-Walsh group of companies following approval by shareholders of the Mobile-based cargo-handling organization. The acquisition was made on the basis of 18.825 Dravo common shares for each of the 21,
The Bellinger Shipyards, a division of Jacksonville Shipyards, Inc., recently delivered the M/V Inagua Island to West India Shipping Company, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Fla. The heavy-lift, roll-on/roll-off, landing vessel is 267 feet by 60 feet by 16 feet,
Clyde Iron, Newark, Del., a unit of AMCA International Corporation, is now offering a second generation revolving crane—the Clyde Hydra-Whirley™—for shipbuilding, port operations, and heavy construction. Gantry or barge-mounted, the Clyde Hydra-Whirley