The Atlanta (SSN 712), shown above, the 31st nuclear-powered submarine to be built by Newport News Shipbuilding, was launched during recent ceremonies at the shipyard. U.S. Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia was the principal speaker. His wife, Colleen, was the ship's sponsor.
Calling for a "national shipping policy that really works," the Council of American-Flag Ship Operators (CASO) has issued a strong statement supporting most of the provisions of H.R.11422, House Merchant Marine Committee Chairman John M. Murphy's bill
Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA has ordered Thordon COMPAC propeller shaft bearing systems for a new cruise ship (Hull No. 6100) being built for Princess Cruises at the Monfalcone Shipyard in Italy for 2006 delivery. This will be the seventh Princess
With the recent addition of the 418-ton island house assembly, Newport News Shipbuilding completed the final construction superlift for the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN- 71). The 1,092-foot ship is coming together in time for her scheduled
The past five years in the history of Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, Wash., have been marked by construction of three new submarine tenders for the U.S. Navy and expansion of ship repair capabilities. Concurrent with construction
A Norwegian consortium recently confirmed a contract for a new 84,000-dwt products carrier to be built by Burmeister & Wain's Copenhagen shipyard. Also agreed on was an option for a second vessel, with both carriers eventually entering service
A growth in the demand for chemical tankers is possible dur- ing the next few years if the large number of export-oriented petrochemical projects now under construction come on stream as expected. A report from Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd.
For the first time, H.P. Drewry (Shipping Consultants) Limited will hold seminars in the United States, at which time the firm's directors will share with U.S. maritime executives their expertise and worldwide knowledge. In order to tailor the seminars to the needs of the U.
E n e r g y Audit Corporation, Montclair, N.J., an infrared scanning inspection company, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to perform infrared electrical and mechanical equipment inspections on all of the aircraft carriers in the United States fleet.
Name Tempera Type Double Acting Tanker (DAT) Owner Fortum Built Sumitomo Heavy Ind. Kvaerner Masa-Yards is well renowned for its ship and ship's equipment ice breaking technology. Upon visiting Finland on a recent excursion and enjoying winter in November, it's easy to see why.