John H. McMullen Jr. has been appointed manager of manufacturing engineering for Newport News Shipbuilding. Mr. McMullen will be responsible for production engineering, process engineering, capital justifications, space allocations, plant equipment,
Although the recent commismissioning of the guided-missile frigate HMAS Adelaide appeared ordinary and publicity-shy at Todd Pacific Shipyards, it was a historic event. First, it was learned Her Majesty's Australian Ship Adelaide is considered
The U.S. Navy's fifth Aegis guided- missile cruiser built by Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton was commissioned USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) in Boston, just a short distance from the Revolutionary War battle site for which the ship is named. Senator Edward M.
Michael Kolesar of Marine Engineers, Panama City, Fla., recently announced that the company has been awarded a contract by Rover Marine Transport, Inc. of Norfolk to build the three-masted topsail schooner American Rover. Believed to be the largest
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded the Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation a $24.6-million contract to perform combat systems integration for 17 a d d i t i o n a l FFG-7 Class guided missile frigates now under construction. Prior
Marinette Marine Corporation has been awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command a contract modification for the construction of three additional Torpedo Weapon Retrievers. Total value of the contract modification exceeds $6 million. The three
The Maritime Administration has approved an increase in the actual cost of a twin-screw tugboat owned by Beker Shipping Co. from $8,036,770 to $8,951,- 800.46. The maximum amount of MarAd's Title XI guarantee as a result of this change has been fixed at $7,832,000.
Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Miss., recently won a major competition to build three additional multipurpose amphibious assault ships of the Wasp (LHD-1) Class. The lead ship of the class is currently under construction at
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., signed a contract, pursuant to approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to acquire the assets and operations of Halter Marine from Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. If approved, Bollinger contemplates acquiring substantially all of Halter's operating assets,
—Literature Available General Electric Company has been chosen to provide the machinery control system for the first of the U.S. Navy's new Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer (DDG-51). Under this contract, GE's Simulation and Control Systems Department in Daytona Beach, Fla.