shipbuilding

SNAME Chesapeake Section Examines Propeller Design

A provocative paper was presented at a recent meeting of the Chesapeake Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Pramud Rawat of Vitro Laboratories Division, Automation Industries, Inc. presented a paper on "Propeller Geometry

 

United States Lines Flying High Again

As far back to the early 1900's when the transatlantic crossing ruled the day, the motto of the cruise ship industry was to provide passengers with a vacation that was both relaxing and hospitable. For the most part, the majority of these passengers

Newport News Completes Jumboizing Of Two Tankers

Newport News Shipbuilding recently delivered two jumboized commercial ships, the Charleston, and the Fredericksburg. The Charleston, ex Cities Service Norfolk, is owned by the Arieadne Corporation of Lake Success, N.Y., one of the Berger Group companies.

Twin-Screw Bridge Maintenance Tug & Firefighter

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Corporation, 1 Riverside Avenue, Somerset, Mass. 02725, recently announced the delivery of an allsteel 48-foot by 16-foot tug, Tappan Zee II, to the New York State Thruway Authority. There is really nothing spectacular about the boat—it's just a plain,

Propeller Club Convention Includes Shipyard Panel

John T. Gilbride, chairman of the board, Todd Shipyards Corporation, has accepted chairmanship of the 1977 American Merchant Marine Conference to be held in Galveston, Texas, October 12-14, in conjunction with the 51st Propeller Club Conven- tion.

General Dynamics Elects Fritz G. Tovar To New Vice Presidential Posts

Fritz G. Tovar has been elected a corporate vice president of General Dynamics Corporation and named vice president-general manager, Electric Boat Division, it was announced recently. Electric Boat, in Groton, Conn., builds nuclear-powered Ohio-class

MarAd Study Details 'Multiplier Effect' Of U.S.-Flag Merchant Fleet

An updated, input-output, economic analysis of America's maritime industries just released by the Commerce Department's Maritime Administration indicates that each dollar in sales by the U.S. merchant marine adds another $3.81 to the national economy.

The Genoa Sestri Shipyard

Shipbuilding in the Sestri Ponente shipyard started at the beginning of the 1800s, and has created arguably some of the more outstanding cruise vessels to sail the world's seas. The shipyard covers an area of approximately 248,000 sq. m., of which 81,000 are covered.

Daewoo Names New Shipbuilding President

Woo-Choong Kim, chairman of the Daewoo Group, recently announced the appointment of Young-Suk Yoon as president of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Heavy Machinery Ltd., a Daewoo Group member company. Mr. Yoon succeeds In-Kie Hong, who has been appointed president

Polymer Alloy Extends Icebreaker's Propeller Shaft Bearing Life

Under severe Arctic operating conditions, a relatively new bearing material has outlasted traditional laminated-phenolic propeller shaft bearings by a ratio of about nine to one. The longer-lasting bearing was made from Thordon XL, an alloy of polymer and synthetic rubber,

 
 
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