UMC International Pic recently supported the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) to successfully complete the afloat replacement of a 7.5-ton Voith Schneider Propulsor (VSP) unit, while the Royal Navy ship was operating over 3,000 miles from its UK base port.
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., has appointed Richard Schmitt as naval architect, Shipbuilding Administrative Division. Mr. Schmitt's responsibilities include the review and updating of ship repair cost estimating techniques and
A provocative paper was presented at a recent meeting of the Chesapeake Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Pramud Rawat of Vitro Laboratories Division, Automation Industries, Inc. presented a paper on "Propeller Geometry
Newport News Shipbuilding has delivered the nuclear-powered, guided-missile cruiser Arkansas to the United States Navy. The Arkansas is the fourth Virginia Class cruiser built by the Virginia yard. Her keel was laid on January 17, 1977 and she was launched on October 21, 1978.
William A. Snell has joined the J.J. Henry Co., Inc., naval architects and marine engineers, as assistant marketing manager for the commercial sector, and will be based in the Moorestown, N.J. office. He will report to David F. McMullen, assistant vice president,
Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has announced two multimillion-dollar projects for the firm's Berkley plant: Norshipco has signed a contract in excess of 15 million dollars with the Brazilian shipyard Ishikawajima do Brasil-Estaleiros S.
A new hardcover book, "Always Good Ships," takes a retrospective look at Newport News Shipbuilding, listing and describing the colorful histories of more than 500 ships built by the famous Virginia shipyard during its first century of operation.
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— SPD Technologies recently announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the Navy Switchgear Division of Brown Boveri Power Equipment Inc., based in Montgomeryville, Pa. Final terms of the transaction were expected to be completed May 27.
The Fourth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium will be held on January 20, 1979 in the Key Auditorium of St. John's College, Annapolis, Md. The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) joins The Chesapeake
A new double-deck pier has been designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. Navy ships, and Navy engineers believe it could become the prototype for worldwide Navy facilities. Known as Pier Zulu, the facility will be built at the U.S. Naval Station in Charleston, S.