Vessels - High Speed
The subject of the January meeting of the Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was "Waterjet Propulsion." Considering the U.S. Navy's latest philosophy of smaller, faster, ships, the paper was very timely.
Jakobson Shipyard, Inc. of Oyster Bay, N.Y., recently delivered an important and innovative Ocean Service Oil Skimmer Catamaran to Lagoven, C.A. of Venezuela, that c o u n t r y ' s successor to Creole/Exxon on Lake Maracaibo. While classed by ABS for ocean service,
Half of a 24-boat "fleet" of oil-spill skimmers for the U.S. Navy previously built by Marine Construction and Design Co. (MARCO), 2300 West Commodore Way, Seattle, Wash. 98199, are being "modularized" so they can be transported by aircraft. The work is being done under a $1.
With Mayor George Moscone declaring the Golden Gate Bridge District Ferry System "an important transportation link to San Francisco's new downtown," civic dignitaries and U.S. Department of Transportation officials recently dedicated the new $3-million San
Omnithruster is a new system for use aboard commercial, fishing, scientific, government, pleasure and special-purpose vessels such as cushion craft and hydrofoils. Of unique design, for which patents have been applied, the system provides thrust through port and starboard jets,
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 127 new vessels worldwide in September. The vessels totaled 1,705,864 deadweight tons, or 940,520 gross tons, and included 13 bulk carriers, four very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier,
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded two separate contracts with an aggregate value of $968,000 for the construction of fiberglass patrol boats, one for the development of a prototype 11-meter (36-foot) high-speed diesel craft to Uniflite, Inc.
Bath Iron Works has placed an order of $50 million with General Electric for the company's LM- 2500 marine gas turbines to power the U.S. Navy's Oliver Hazard Perry-Class guided missile frigates. The contract was announced by O.R. Bonner, general manager,
Senator Gary Hart (D-Colo.), and former Senator Robert Taft Jr. (R-Ohio) have joined in drafting the 1978 edition of White Paper on Defense, entitled "A Modern Military S t r a t e g y for the United States," which calls for "new force structure,
On June 4, a unique French hovercraft made its inaugural "flight" across the English Channel between Dover, England, and Calais, France. The vessel is powered by five marine gas turbines manufactured by the Avco Lycoming (Stratford, Conn.) Division.