Newport News Shipbuilding Launches Nuclear Submarine

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.


American-Flag Ship Operators Call For Policy That Works

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

GE Gas-Turbine Powered Ro/Ro Vessel Iron Monarch Establishes Endurance Record

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,

Newport News Lifts 890-Metric-Ton Assembly Onto Carrier Roosevelt -Largest Ever For Naval Vessel

Newport News Shipbuilding of Newport News, Va., made history recently when it successfully lifted an 890-metric-ton assembly onto the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 70), under construction at the shipyard. The assembly, weighing as much as 630 standard size American automobiles,

BV Launches LNG CAP

Bureau Veritas launched a unique Condition Assessment Program for LNG carriers. The CAP works in a similar way to existing Harmonized CAP programs for oil tankers, but has special requirements unique to LNG carriers. Speaking at the SIGTTO annual meeting in San Francisco,

SNAME Panel SP-8 Members Survey NASSCO's Productivity Gains

Recent accomplishments by the industrial engineering staff and Sheetmetal Department at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) were viewed by Panel SP-8 of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at the spring industrial engineering meeting held recently in San Diego,

Todd Reports Increase In Sales And Earnings

Todd Shipyards Corporation, New York, N.Y., recently reported higher sales and earnings for its third quarter and 39 weeks ended December 26, 1982, compared with the same periods a year ago. John T. Gilbride, chairman, attributed the improved


The National Defense Reserve Fleet is divided into two components. • One component—the Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF)—includes 96 ships that are routinely maintained so that they could be activated in 5,10, or 20 days. The Maritime Administration budgets about $225 million for RRF ships.

World And U.S. Bulk Shipping

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.


Changing military requirements have highlighted the need for traditional Navy suppliers to diversify by developing a growing sales presence in the commercial marine sector. While naval shipbuilding in this country will continue to provide major new business opportunities,

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