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.
Keyes Offshore, Inc. of Houston, a major drilling rig owner and contractor to the offshore industry, has contracted with Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., to build another Friede & Goldman L-780, Mod 2 jackup drilling rig. This is the
Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, recently laid the keel for the U.S. Navy auxiliary oiler Willamette (AO-I8O). She is the fourth in a series of five that Avondale is building for the Navy. Named for
David H. Klinges, vice president in charge of shipbuilding, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem, Pa., recently announced a reorganization of the department, effective December 1, 1979. Continuing to head the shipbuilding executive offices are Mr.
A new 12-page Technical Services brochure from Atlantic Diving Company, Inc. describes new underwater tools and techniques. It includes 14 on-the-job photographs and five technical diagrams. Atlantic Diving Co. has programs for total inspection, maintenance, and repair.
A contract for approximately $9 million to overhaul the frigate USS Edward McDonnell (FF- 1043) was awarded by the U.S. Navy recently to Bath Iron Works, a Congoleum company. The ship, commissioned in 1965 are now homeported in Mayport, Fla., is scheduled to arrive at the Bath,