The Tampa Shipyards Division of The American Ship Building Company recently christened the first of two U.S. Navy fleet oilers under construction in Tampa, Fla. Christened the USNS Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191) by Mrs. Ruth Marie Piotti, wife of Vice Adm.
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.
Italian prowess in the field of passenger vessel design, outfitting and technology is near legendary status in the international marine community. Even as the grip on these high-value, niche vessels loosens — largely due to cost-cutting competition
German engineers have strengthened the Schottel offering through the development of a propulsor which melds technical design and performance features of the company's proprietary, azimuthing Rudderpropeller series with those of electric podded drives.
The Maritime Administration recently approved increases in the actual cost of two roll-on / roll-off containerships being built for Waterman Steamship Corp. by Penn Shipbuilding Co., Cheslocations ter. Pa. An increase of $2,027,000 was approved for hull 346, and $2,531,646 for hull 347.
Crowley Maritime Corporation has ordered construction of two 580-foot, triple-deck barges for service in its Caribbean Division, according to a recent announcement by Leo L. Collar, president of Crowley's Offshore Group, SQ.n Francisco, Calif.
The Vickdock system of submersible drydock for small craft originally catered to vessels of up to 300 tons displacement. Due to worldwide inquiries, the range of models with lifting capacities of 20, 30, 50, 100, and 300 tons has now been increased to include units of 500 and 1,
The M/V Conch Republic was recently delivered by St. Augustine Trawlers, Inc. to her owner, Caribbean Travel Services. She is the latest of many passenger vessels designed by DeJong & Lebet, Inc., naval architects, of Jacksonville, Fla. The Conch
A new 1,000-seat double-ended ferry will soon be sailing the waters between Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., replacing the Islander, which has been making the run for more than half a century. The yet-unnamed ferry, whose contract design
Arno Dimmling has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation's Caribbean Division in Jacksonville, Fla., as special assistant to the Division senior vice president, Robert G. Homan, according to a recent announcement by Mr. Homan. Mr. Dimmling previously