A new endurance record for gas-turbine powered commercial ships was established recently when the Australian cargo vessel Iron Monarch, equipped with a General Electric marine heavy duty (industrial) gasturbine engine, completed over 10,000 fired hours of operation,
Literature Offered All-rubber bearing staves designed and produced by American Metal Bearing Co. of Garden Grove, Calif., have been approved for use on U.S. Navy ships to replace other rubber and brass staves supporting propeller shafts. The approval was announced by Peter A.
An international effort has produced a luxurious new tour boat for 30,000 Island Cruise Line of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. Designed by J.B. Hargrave, Naval Architects, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Fla., and built by Hike Metal Products Ltd. of Wheatley,
Officials of McDermott Shipyard and American Dredging Company of Camden, N.J., recently celebrated the keel-laying for a 294- foot, self-propelled, diesel-electric, split-hull hopper dredge at McDermott's Morgan City, La., yard. Scheduled for completion by March 1987,
Johnson & Towers, Inc. diesel power specialist of Mt. Laurel, N.J. has developed an extensive line of remanufactured short blocks for all Detroit Diesel engines in the 8.2 liter, 53, 71 and 92 series up to the big 8V-92. Literature is offered on the blocks.
Todd S h i p y a r d s Corporation has been awarded a $276-million contract to build three more FFG- 7 class g u i d e d - m i s s i l e frigates (FFG-51, 52, and 54) for the U.S. Navy. Two will be constructed by the Los Angeles Division in San Pedro
EPSCO, Incorporated of Westwood, Mass., has announced the receipt of an $877,435 follow-on order for the manufacture of its large Integrated Navigation Plotters (INP). The Model 4436 INP will be used on the U.S. Navy's new YP Class training vessels
The U.S. Navy has budgeted over $6 billion for ship repair and alteration in 1985. Between 30—40 percent of this budget will flow through commercial shipyards. This is an obviously interesting market. It offers many business opportunities to shipyards and equipment manufacturers.
Gerald W. Bush, Boston's commerce and manpower director, has announced that a newly formed corporation headed by a former General Dynamics executive is seeking to acquire the facilities of the Boston Naval Shipyard and the South Boston Naval Annex
The Falk Corportion of Milwaukee and Zahnraderfabrik Renk AG of Augsburg, West Germany have announced the signing of a license agreement for reverse-reduction drives. Falk will have exclusive manufacturing, sales, and distribution rights in the U.