The rapid momentum of American shipbuilding-, initiated with the enactment of legislation in 1970 (the Merchant Marine Act of 1970), designed to restore the United States to a position of prominence and substance among world maritime powers, continued to accelerate in 1973.
The 67-foot patrol boat Santa Cruz de la Sierra (shown above) was christened at a recent ceremony held at the Hope/Progressive shipyard in Houma, La. The new vessel, ordered by the Naval Forces of the Republic of Bolivia, was built under contract with Napco International Inc.
The Hood Military Vessel Group (HMVG) has been awarded a $2.5 million procurement contract to build fiberglass target practice vessels for the U.S. Navy. It is the second Navy contract awarded to the firm in two months. The base contract is for the production of five 56-foot target drones.
Pacific Lighting Marine Awards Contract For Two LNGs To Sun Shipbuilding With Option To Build Three More Ships
A subsidiary of Pacific Lighting Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., contracted on December 28, 1973, with Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., for the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships, it was announced by Paul A. Miller, chairman of the board of Pacific Lighting.
Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., announced that it has received a contract valued at $8 million at time of shipment, for eight advanced marine reduction gear units. The gears will be used for main power propulsion in the U.S. Navy's new guided missile frigates of the FFG-7 class.
$2.5-million contract to build a penumatic ship's unloader has been won by the Brazilian marine, offshore, and industrial equipment manufacturer CEC Engineering of Rio de Janeiro. CEC is part of the CCN shipbuilding, shipping, and equipment group.
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. has received contracts totaling $23,725,000 from the U.S. Navy, providing ship's service auxiliary power for three classes of vessels. Stewart & Stevenson will supply Detroit Diesel Allison, gasturbine- powered,
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded two contracts with the aggregate value of $3,244,414 for construction of 33 radio-controlled target boats and repair parts to Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat and yacht manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash.
Aquafacs Marine Technical Services of Boston, Mass., and Los Angeles, Calif., has been awarded the in-water inspection and maintenance repair contract for the U.S. Coast Guard District 1, covering Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has been awarded a contract with the City of Detroit to construct and deliver a 77-foot high-speed aluminum fireboat. The hull of the vessel, specially designed for operation in the ice-filled waters