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. Navy has awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries an $822,042,026 increase to a previously awarded $140.9-million contract that will allow the shipyard to begin detail design and construction of the lead ship of a new class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships,
A new major shipyard, Euroasia, is to be formed in Hong Kong between the C.Y. Tung Group, Chung Wah and A & P Appledore International Ltd. on Tsing Yi Island. Euroasia will incorporate the ship repair business of the Overseas Shipyard Corporation,
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.
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,
Newpark Shipbuilding & Repair, Inc. has opened a $2-million barge-cleaning and gas-freeing facility on the Houston Ship Channel, capable of providing a wide range of vessel-cleaning services with extensive environmental safeguards. John W. Sansing,