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.
With a turnover of more than 50 percent, 2001 proved extremely successful for ASRY — the yard repaired more than 104 vessels — 18 of which were more than 175,000 dwt. Dock occupancy remained high throughout the year with the graving dock achieving
MARCO Pacific Shipbuilding Corporation, a subsidiary of MARCO Seattle, has announced plans to build a new design tuna purse seiner. The vessel is 58 meters long, 11.5 meters wide, and 5 meters deep, with a carrying capacity of 700 metric tons of frozen tuna in 12 refrigerated brine wells.
— L i t e r a t u r e Available Gould Inc. Systems Protection Division has announced the opening of two new facilities to provide repair and overhaul services for circuit breakers. The new facilities are located at Gould's headquarters plant in Philadelphia and in Virginia Beach, Va.
London's Grand Olympia Hall will be the setting for this year's Shiprepair & Conversion 2000 exhibition and conference from November 15-16. Topics of discussion highlighted in a keynote debate at the conference include conflict between regulators, owners and repair yards over ship standards.
Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has announced two multimillion-dollar projects for the firm's Berkley plant: Norshipco has signed a contract in excess of 15 million dollars with the Brazilian shipyard Ishikawajima do Brasil-Estaleiros S.
International management consultants H.B. Maynard and Company, Inc., 60 East 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10017, have designed a development plan for the DIANCA Naval Shipyard at Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, to increase shipyard capacity substantially over the next two years.
Commercial yards have performed more than 60 percent of maintenance availabilities over the past six years. Of the 1,261 scheduled maintenance availabilities performed between FY 1985 and 1990, 799 (63 percent) were contracted to commercial shipyards.