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.
Live water systems free of sea life are one reason why the Chevron fleet runs more efficiently and economically than others. Since 1995, a number of Chevron Shipping Company's crude oil tankers have been operating smoothly with electrochlorination systems,
With a turnover of more than 50 percent, 2001 proved extremely successful for ASRY — the yard repaired more than 104 vessels — 18 of which were more than 175,000 dwt. Dock occupancy remained high throughout the year with the graving dock achieving
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,
A new double-deck pier has been designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. Navy ships, and Navy engineers believe it could become the prototype for worldwide Navy facilities. Known as Pier Zulu, the facility will be built at the U.S. Naval Station in Charleston, S.
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
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,
Plans for the development of a $230-million, 40-million-ton per year coal export t e r m i n a l in Hampton Roads, Va., are being formulated by Parsons Brinckerhoff Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., a New York-based
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,
the spread of a mussel infestation that had wreaked havoc in the Great Lakes. The zebra mussel is spreading faster than had been anticipated. Once they have established colonies, it is virtually impossible to eliminate them, Carlos M. Fetterolf Jr.