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.
In addition to its existing 700,000-dwt graving dock, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. (HMD) of Korea has completed the construction of two more graving docks with the capacity of 400,000 dwt and 150,000 dwt, respectively, and they were commissioned simultaneously early last month.
The appointment of William Hamilton as assistant general manager at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's San Francisco, Calif., Shipyard was announced by Gayne Y. Marriner, general manager of the shipyard. Prior to this promotion, Mr. Hamilton had been general superintendent at the yard.
When Teekay Foam established a water leak within the internal pipe of the scrubber overboard system, UMC was called in to provide a solution. The leak was between the sea valve and the aperture, and a concrete box had been previously installed
Five years after they were ordered, delivery by Korea Shipbuilding & Engineering Corp. (KSEC) of six advanced combination carriers worth $171 million has begun to two Norwegian owners. KSEC said four of the 37,000-dwt products/ore/ bulk/oil carriers were built for Klavness Co.
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.
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,
To strengthen its a b i l i t y to serve the marine industry, Hayward Manufacturing Company has formed a new division to be called Hayward Marine Products. The new division combines Mechanical Marine with Hayward Products. This new division will be responsible for design,
The Department of Defense has announced that the Navy's Military Sealift Command, Atlantic, Bayonne, N.J., has awarded a $4,776,000 fixed-price contract to Savannah Machine and Shipyard Company, Savannah, Ga. The contract is for drydocking, a
Lips Propellers, a leading manufacturer and repairer of ships propellers, has published a guide on the polishing and 'super' polishing of drydocked or submerged marine propellers. The guidelines insure the desired finish achieved and also defines what is meant by the term "super polish.