Launching ceremonies were held at Todd Pacific Shipyards Los Angeles (Calif.) Division on July 29, 1978, for the Guided Missile Frigate Wadsworth ( F F G - 9 ) . This was the first launching of FFG-7 Class vessels at this division, which currently holds contracts for a total of nine ships,
The U.S. Navy's newest Aegis guided missile destroyer was christened Stethem at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries. The new ship, DDG 63, is named in honor of Petty Officer Robert Dean Stethem, USN, (1961- 1985). The ship's sponsor was Petty Officer Stethem's mother,
Destroyer, Frigate and Cruiser Technology Biloxi, Miss., October 2-4 A symposium and exhibition jointly sponsored by the Pascagoula Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Navy Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair-Pascagoula
Capt. William Lowell, USNR, chief operating engineer at Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), was the featured speaker at a recent dinner meeting of the Northern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers. The meeting was held at the Commissioned Officers Club,
Minimizing the risk of a water-borne or delivered terrorist attack is no small responsibility. Maritime Reporter visited recently with U.S. Coast Guard LCDR Stephen M. Midas. Chief, Planning and Risk Management Department, Marine Safety Office Hampton Roads, for some insights.
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.
Combustion Engineering, Inc. (C-E), Windsor, Conn., has been awarded three separate contracts for boilers and related equipment to be installed on U.S. Navy ships, the company recently announced. Under the contracts, valued at approximately $7 million,
Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW) of Bath, Maine, one of the country's leading shipbuilders, has been purchased by private investors led by Gibbons, Green, van Amerongen, Ltd., a diversified investment banking firm based in New York. BIW was formerly owned by Congoleum Corporation,
Chesapeake S h i p b u i l d i n g of Salisbury, Md., has been awarded a contract with Star Line Corporation of Williamston, Mich., to design and build a full service restaurant vessel. Construction has begun on the 122-foot Star of Sanford which
Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW) in Maine is the apparent successful bidder for two of the three Aegis guided-missile cruisers of the Ticonderoga (CG-47) Class that the U.S. Navy ordered recently under the FY 85 shipbuilding program. The other ship was awarded to Ingalls Shipbuilding,