The U.S.T. Pacific, one of the two largest ships built in the Western Hemisphere, was delivered recently by Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., marking a new U.S. commercial construction record. Edward J. Campbell, Newport News president and chief executive officer,
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 120,000-deadweight-ton tanker was christened at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., on June 3, 1978, by Mrs. Roger Bexon before an audience of several thousand shipyard workers and their families. Mrs. Bexon, the wife of a senior SOHIO official,
Southern Drilling Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marine Drilling Company, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard, recently commissioned a 250-foot water depth mobile offshore drilling unit. The rig was christened J Storm XVI by its sponsor Mrs.
Southwest Marine, Inc. of San Diego, Calif., recently announced two major achievements in its more than $40-million renovation project — the signing of a contract with Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan to construct a new hi-tech computerized drydock,
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.
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.
Anthony C. Brown, senior vice president of J.J. Henry Co., Inc., naval architects and marine engineers, recently announced the following promotions in the J.J. Henry Moorestown, N.J., office. William J. Smith has been appointed chief of HVAC and Hull Piping Engineering / Design Department,
Newport News Shipbuilding, a Tenneco company, has purchased a 412,000-square-foot manufacturing plant on 50 acres of land in Arden, N.C., near Asheville. The 12-year-old plant will be used for light machining operations to support an expanded
Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton In Pascagoula, Miss., has begun construction of its first SA'AR 5 corvette for the Government of Israel. Ingalls president Jerry St. Pe, as well as Adm. Micha Ram, Chief of Naval Operations, Israeli Navy,