The Australian marine industry is noted for building large, fast, efficient vessels, primarily for commercial fernpurposes. But as coastal patrol needs grow, so too do the military applications for these amazing breeds. Follow ing is a brief review of some of the recent news from Down Under.
At the invitation of Bath Iron Works (BIW), the members of the Northern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers were recently treated to a tour of BIW Portland Repair Facility. This operation is the result of the combined efforts of the city,
W. Edward Christiansen Jr. has been appointed vice presidentproduction for the Shipbuilding Group of Pott Industries Inc., according to E. Renshaw, Group president. Mr. Christiansen has had extensive experience in all areas of shipbuilding production from program manager,
Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La. launched the USS Tornado, the U.S. Navy's newest Patrol Coast Ship. The 14th member of the Cyclone Class to be built by Bollinger under a sole-source contract with the Navy, it is the first to include design modifications,
The October meeting of the Long Beach-Greater Los Angeles Section of The American Society of Naval Engineers was held in the Princess Room of the S/S Princess Louise Restaurant in San Pedro, Calif. The members and guests enjoyed the fellowship
Capt. David Cunningham recently reported to the Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He will serve as the yard's manager of financial operations, a position which oversees the shipyard's fiscal, supply and procurement activities, as well as the ships' inventory control point.
The HMAS Adelaide, the first of three guided missile frigates to be built for the A u s t r a l i a n Government, was recently launched at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation Seattle (Wash.) Division. Five others of the same design are being built at Todd- Seattle for the United States Navy.
The Navy's newest crane ship, SS Green Mountain State (T-ACS 9), was named recently during a ceremony at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation, in Norfolk, Va. The ship, named for the state of Vermont, will be under the operational control of the Navy's Military Sealift Command.
Adm. John B. Hayes, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be the keynote speaker at the American Petroleum Institute's 1980 tanker conference, May 11- 14, at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, Calif. The conference, which has the theme "Tankers — Energy Lifelines for a New Decade,
The "Largest Cruise Ship in the History of Italian Shipping" The board of Costa Crociere on January 19 approved the issue of a letter of intent for the construction of a new ship at Finantieri. Value of the order is about $450 million. The 951-ft.