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,
Newport News Shipbuilding has delivered the nuclear-powered, guided-missile cruiser Arkansas to the United States Navy. The Arkansas is the fourth Virginia Class cruiser built by the Virginia yard. Her keel was laid on January 17, 1977 and she was launched on October 21, 1978.
Inslee M. Rigdon, vice president of Tampa Barge and Ship Repair Services of Tampa, Fla., has announced the appointments of Arthur Benson as executive assistant to the president, Bill Basse as supervisor of steel erection planning and layout, and
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.
Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif., has announced that the purchase of Bethlehem Steel's shipyard in San Pedro, Calif., has been finalized. Operations began immediately following the announcement, with a management team and staff of 50.
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,
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.
Joseph Cangelosi, formerly chief estimator and general superintendent of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Hoboken shipyard and most recently manger of Elliott S. Braswell's Hoboken and Bayonne shipyards, announced the formation of his own firm, Seacon.
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,
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.