A giant aluminum sphere 12 stories high and weighing 850 tons recently arrived at General Dynamics Quincy, Mass., shipyard. The sphere's journey started on December 3, 1976, from General Dynamics sphere fabrication facility, Charleston, S.C., on the specially built barge Hercules,
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.
Pacific Lighting Marine Awards Contract For Two LNGs To Sun Shipbuilding With Option To Build Three More Ships
A subsidiary of Pacific Lighting Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., contracted on December 28, 1973, with Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., for the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships, it was announced by Paul A. Miller, chairman of the board of Pacific Lighting.
The construction of the spherical, aluminum, LNG tanks for ships built to the Moss Rosenberg Verft A.S. design require skillful forming, machining and welding of the shell plates. For Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., of Japan, this skill is being