Speed to Spare

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.



Naval shipyards have been in operation in the U.S. for over 180 years and, with the private sector, share the mission of providing adequate naval and maritime resources to meet national defense requirements in times of peace and conflict. These shipyards

Training the Trainer to Keep Knowledge Afloat

Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding invests to maintain its skilled workforce. Shipbuilding, like other industries that rely on a skilled workforce, faces a serious problem: an alarming "knowledge loss" in the area of specialized machining.


AWO has long been a responsible leader in the environmental effort to achieve clean air and clean water in the United States. One might first be surprised by that statement, but thinking about it for a moment, those who know AWO well will emerge

Commodore Awards Bailey Contract For Chiller Pack For S/S Enchanted Seas

Miami-based Commodore Cruise Lines recently awarded a contract to Bailey Refrigeration Co., Inc. of Avenel, N.J., to design, build and deliver a 375-ton air conditioning chiller pack for their S/S Enchanted Seas. Replacing an obsolete centrifugal system,

Robert L. Hague Post To Honor Admiral Rea

Comdr. Lester A. Dutcher, Robert L. Hague Merchant Marine Industries Post No. 1242, American Legion, Department of New York, announced the selection of the recipient of the Post's Distinguished Service Citation and Guest of Honor for the Post's 37th Annual Guard of Honor Ball.

Robert Hague Post Guard Of Honor Ball Set For Oct. 21 At Waldorf

Comdr. Christian A. Bendixen, Robert L. Hague Merchant Marine Industries Post #1242, American Legion Department of New York, has announced the date of that Post's 38th Annual Guard of Honor Ball, to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria's Grand Ballroom,

Shipbuilders Discuss Gameplan

Shipbuilding leaders convened in Washington, D.C. recently to discuss the means and methods to propel the U.S. shipbuilding market at the dawn of the new millennium. Under the auspices of seeking a candid and creative discussion regarding the country's shipbuilding future, the U.

U.S. Maritime Operations Cited For Outstanding Safety Records

Some two dozen United States maritime enterprises, including operators of ocean tankers, general cargoliner vessels, stevedoring and marine terminal facilities, towboats and military ships and shipyards were cited for outstanding records in industry safety.

National Maritime Historical Society Elects Admiral Will

Adm. John M. Will, USN (ret.), chairman of Arthur Tickle Engineering Works in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been elected chairman of the National Maritime Historical Society. He succeeds Rear Adm. Walter F. Schlech Jr., USN (ret.), of Annapolis, Md., who

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