The 24th ship of the series of 31 Spruanceclass destroyers designed and being built by Litton Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding Division was commissioned into active U.S. Navy service in Pascagoula, Miss., recently. The 7,800-ton, 563-foot-long Harry W.
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.
Setenave, the state-owned Portuguese shipyard, has acquired the right to use STEERBEAR HULL, the computer-based system developed by Kockums. Now in use at several other large international shipyards, the system is intended as a reinforcement of
Pearlson Engineering Company, Inc. of Miami has begun work on the world's largest ship transfer system that will be installed at Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Limited in Barrow-in Furness, England, as part of the yard's Submarine Facilities Project.
Genstar Pacific Corporation of San Francisco, Calif., a Genstar Limited company, has announced the appointment of Gregor G. Peterson as president and chief executive officer of the company. H.D. Edelen, formerly president, now becomes chairman.
Benjamin C. Martino has been appointed assistant general manager of Todd Shipyards Corporation's Galveston (Texas) Division, it was announced recently by Robert D. Hesley, general manager of that division. Mr. Martino has over 30 years' experience in shipbuilding and ship repair.
Newpark Shipbuilding & Repair, Inc. has opened a $2-million barge-cleaning and gas-freeing facility on the Houston Ship Channel, capable of providing a wide range of vessel-cleaning services with extensive environmental safeguards. John W. Sansing,
The Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association recently held its 35th Annual Technical Conference in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. Closed sessions of the 95-member organization were held on the first day of the conference
A new hardcover book, "Always Good Ships," takes a retrospective look at Newport News Shipbuilding, listing and describing the colorful histories of more than 500 ships built by the famous Virginia shipyard during its first century of operation.
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.