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.
UMC International Pic recently supported the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) to successfully complete the afloat replacement of a 7.5-ton Voith Schneider Propulsor (VSP) unit, while the Royal Navy ship was operating over 3,000 miles from its UK base port.
The Port of Portland (Ore.) Commission recently elected Joseph M. Edgar its president for 1980. Mr. Edgar has served on the commission since August 1973, and was president in 1977. Other officers for the nine-member board elected at the regular meeting were Alan Green Jr.
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
Genstar Pacific Corporation of San Francisco, Calif., a Genstar Limited company, has announced the appointment of Gregor G. Peterson as president and chief executive officer of the company. H.D. Edelen, formerly president, now becomes chairman.
Bills to combat foreign shipbuilding subsidies and to impose access fees on users of the Federal Maritime Commission's computerized shipping rate-filing system were approved recently by the House's tax-writing committee. Action on the foreign
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.
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— SPD Technologies recently announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the Navy Switchgear Division of Brown Boveri Power Equipment Inc., based in Montgomeryville, Pa. Final terms of the transaction were expected to be completed May 27.
Plans for the development of a $230-million, 40-million-ton per year coal export t e r m i n a l in Hampton Roads, Va., are being formulated by Parsons Brinckerhoff Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., a New York-based
Daewoo shipyard of Seoul, Korea, reported recently that financing arrangements for construction of 12 containerships for U.S. Lines have been completed. In-Kie Hong, president of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Heavy Machinery Ltd., signed a co-financing agreement with Thomas Charters,