Versatile, small high-speed craft are becoming an essential tool for modern naval and paramilitary forces, however the roles of these vessels are expanding. Rolls-Royce's Andrew Rice looks at the evolution of the Combat Boat 90. More than 10 years ago.
Alan C. McClure Associates, Inc., of Houston, Texas, has developed a high-speed, multi-mission work-boat for series production. The all aluminum catamaran design has a length of 36 feet 6 inches, a beam of 14 feet and a draft of 1 foot 4 inches.
The first in a series of five fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy by Avondale Shipyards, a division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) in recent ceremonies at the yard near New Orleans. Named for the late Henry J.
The Hoosier State, a twin-screw 556-horsepower tug, was recently completed by R.E. Derecktor and Co., Dania, Fla., for the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Chicago, 111. Designed by S.L. Petchul, Inc., Naval Architect, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the
An initiative to develop a new breed of medium-speed, economical and environmentally compatible, commuter ferry for Norwegian trunk routes has won early approbation from the service operating fraternity. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has
Another step to control the effects of major open-seas oil spills was taken recently when a Lockheedbuilt experimental oil skimmer and its Coast Guard escorts rode through a storm off the northern California coast. This demonstration of survival capability
The Titan Corporation has been awarded a $59.9 million contract by the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop and build the Navy's "X-Craft." The X-Craft will be a highspeed aluminum catamaran consisting of an advanced hull geometry,
An order has been placed for the first example of a new concept in doubleended ferries. On delivery, this aluminum vessel will go into service with Rogaland Trafikkselskap on a route between Stavanger and Tau on west coast of Norway. The concept
Nils Lucander, Lucander Designs of San Perlita, Texas, has announced the formation of a design a s s o c i a t i o n with Dave J. Dowhos of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. This association, says Mr. Lucander, came about because of a mutual need.