R&R Marine

Allison Gas Turbines Will Power World's Fastest Patrol Boat

The H-3 Research & Development Group, Ltd. of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has announced the design of its new super fast patrol boat developed by Edward H. Heinemann, world-famous and innovative designer of airplanes and fast patrol craft. The H-3 (shown above) is a water jet,

 

FAST ON THEIR FOILS

Taurus, the first of five Patrol Hydrofoil Missileships (PHMs) being built by Boeing Marine Systems, Seattle, Wash., for the U.S. Navy, takes a flying tour of Seattle's Elliott Bay during pre-delivery tests in Puget Sound. Taurus, to be delivered in October,

G e n s t a r Uses N o v e l T e c h n i q ue T o Launch P e t r o b r a s D r i l l i n g Rig

A novel technique using two of Seaspan's submersible heavy-lift vessels was used to launch a Petrobas drilling rig at the U.I.E. yard in Cherbourg, France. The 11,000-ton Petrobras XVI, measuring 302 by 226 by 130 feet, with the 160-foot derrick erected,

A New England Shipyard Comes of Age

When MR/EN traveled up to the New England coast this past fall as part of a New England shipyard swing, we were expecting to meet the great one himself — Luther H. Blount — who could be informally known as the "father" of New England shipbuilding.

Shipyard Opened By North Carolina DOT; Features New Synchrolift

Federal, state, and local government officials recently gathered at the new North Carolina Department of Transportation Marine Maintenance Facility in the coastal community of Manns Harbor to commemorate the shipyard's official opening. The $13.

MarAd Acquires RO/RO Vessel Atlantic Bear With Bid Of $17.5 Million

The Maritime Administration recently acquired the roll-on/rolloff vessel Atlantic Bear at a federal auction held in Norfolk, Va., with a bid of $17.5 million. The vessel was owned by Pacific Far East Line, Inc., which went bankrupt in 1978. The

First Of Five Hydrofoil Combatants Launched By Boeing Marine Systems

The p a t r o l h y d r o f o i l missile ship USS Taurus (shown above), first of five PHMs under construction for the U.S. Navy, was launched recently at the Seattle facility of Boeing Marine Systems. The vessel was christened by Mrs. John D.

Wheelock Will Head New Houston Office Of Dock Express Shipping

Dock Express Shipping, BV, a Rotterdam-based, heavy-lift shipowner, has recently established a branch office in Houston. Warren R. Wheelock, vice president responsible for operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, will be the senior manager at the Houston office.

Philadelphia Gear Supplies New Propulsion Drives For San Francisco Ferry Boats

The three ferry boats that carry thousands of commuters and visitors daily across San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Larkspur will soon have completely new propulsion drive systems for which Philadelphia Gear Corporation is manufacturing special gearboxes.

Crowley Orders Two Additional Triple-Deck Barges From FMC

Crowley Maritime Corp. has ordered construction of two additional 580-foot, triple-deck barges for the Caribbean roll-on/roll-off service operated by its subsidiary, Trailer Marine Transport Corp. Carrying up to 374 forty-foot trailers each, the

 
 
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