Ketchikan, Alaska, a city "five miles long and two blocks wide," in the words of one area firefighter, has acquired a new, 30-knot fireboat capable of covering that expanse. The Harry Newell, named for the only member of the Ketchikan Fire Department to lose his life in the line of duty,
The 94th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the concurrent 5th International Maritime Exposition will be held at The New York Hilton Hotel November 19-22,1986. Society membership has now increased to approximately 12,
U.S. Navy's AEGIS Cruiser Modernization Program: The guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) approaches the port side of the guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) during a leap f r og training exercise. The exercise allows ship handlers to
San Diego Shipbuilding & Repair, Inc. of Chula Vista, Calif., recently completed the dinner cruise/excursion vessel William D. Evans for the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay, San Diego. Built to look like a 19th century riverboat, the 600-passenger vessel,
h e S o c i e t y of N a v a l A r c h i t e c ts a n d M a r i n e E n g i n e e r s ( S N A M E) m e m b e r s h i p d o o r s have o p e n e d to e m b r a c e a n e w g r o u p of t a l e n t ed a n d c a p a b l e p e o p l e who wish to a d v a n c e t h e s o c i e t y ' s g o a l s .
Shippen Marine Inc. of Houston, Texas, has recently taken delivery of a new 110-foot crew/ supply boat from Gulf Craft Inc. in Patterson, La. The Comet, an aluminum-hulled quad-screw capable of 23 knots, is the first crewboat to be powered by four Cummins KTA-1150-M diesel engines.
B a t h Iron Works recently launched the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG-63) for the U.S. Navy at ceremonies in Bath, Maine. Senator Strom Thurmond, RS. C., was the principal speaker at the ceremony. Lucy Mustin, wife of Vice Admiral Henry C.
As might be expected when losing the most significant navy newbuilding project for a generation, Bath Iron Works (BIW) filed a protest with the General Accounting Office (GAO) challenging the fairness of the Navy's DD(X) evaluation process. The
A pair of Cummins 6BTA5.9-M1 marine diesels were selected to power a new rough-water fire/rescue vessel recently delivered to the Avalon Harbor Patrol of Catalina Island. The 7-1/2-ton, 12-foot-beam, 32-foot-long boat was built by Seaway Boat Company of Long Beach, Calif.
SPD Technologies has announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the ship repair division of Pac Ord, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dyncorp. In announcing the move, SPD president George M. Gordon said the addition of