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.
Jim Darby has been appointed Gulf Coast regional manager for Bird-Johnson Company, a leading manufacturer of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems. Mr. Darby will manage Bird- Johnson Company's Marine Division sales office located at 6430 Hillcroft, Suite 112E, Houston, Texas 77081.
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture has announced the appointment of Jacques B. Hadler as director of Webb's Center for Maritime Studies. In this capacity, he will direct the research activities of Webb Institute. He will join the staff immediately
Mechanical Equipment Company, Inc. (MECO) of New Orleans has appointed Charles D. Rose vice president of its newly formed Marine Products Group. The announcement was made by MECO president Wil Pergande. Mr. Rose formerly held vice president positions with Aqua- Chem and Riley Beaird,
Rohr Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Rohr Industries, Inc., Chula Vista, Calif., has announced receipt of a $3.4-million U.S. Navy contract for the system design and specification phase of an advanced technology Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) Program.
Commenting on a White House plan to "reduce the burden of government regulation," American President Lines (APL) and Sea-Land have asked the government to expand the Wilson-Weeks Agreement which bars government owned and operated vessels from competing with commercial ships.
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will hold an all-day Tanker Symposium at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, Long Island, N.Y., April 23, 1976. The highlights of the
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
The U.S. Department of Defense has authorized the Navy to procure five production versions of the PHM (Patrol Hydrofoil Missileship) under an appropriation of $282.1 million. Delivery of the first vessel in this production program is expected from The Boeing Company, Seattle, Wash.