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Navy's Fleet Oiler Design Described At Chesapeake SNAME

A paper titled "T-AO 'Commercial' Fleet Oiler" by Clayton W. Davis, John F. Ince, and I. David Gessow, all of the Maritime Administration Office of Ship Construction, was presented to a meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently.

 

The New Hunter/Gatherers

U.S. Navy's Unmanned Mine Reconnaissance System Will Provide Organic Mine Countermeasures Capability The concept that a naval task force operating in littoral waters can detect underwater mines using remotely controlled unmanned vehicles is on the verge of being realized.

MTL Announces Promotions

Marine Transport Lines, Inc. recently announced the following promotions. Joseph G. Drescher to vice president-operations, where he will be responsible for MTL's fleet of 37 vessels with an aggregate deadweight approximating 1,690,028 long tons.

Integrated Bridge Allows Cutting Edge Design

The integrated bridge system concept has steadily gained speed over the last decade, as much the result as a market driven phenomena with owners and regulators demanding safe, efficient and labor-saving bridge design, as the result of the tremendous

First of Three Fast Sealift Ships Delivered

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command recently took delivery of three Fast Sealift Ships (FSS), part of an eight-ship package comprising the Navy's Fast Sealift Ship program designed to increase the mobility and responsiveness of the Armed Forces.

Reagan Nominates Navy's First Space And Warfare Systems Commander

Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger announced recently that the President has nominated Rear Adm. Glenwood Clark for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as Commander of the Navy's Space and Warfare Systems Command (SWSC),

MSC Awards Contracts Totaling $154.2 Million

Following competitive procurement, the Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded six firmfixed price contracts for the transportation of Department of Defense cargo. —$55,093,944 to Central Gulf Lines, Incorporated of New Orleans, La., for the charter of two U.

Raytheon Building $1.4-Million Magnetic Measuring System For USN

Work is under way at Raytheon Company on a U.S. Navy system that will measure magnetic fields of ships before and after their hulls have been treated for defense against magnetically influenced mines. The automated system, which includes underwater magnetic

American Ship Building To Enter Hawaiian Cruise Ship Trade

The American Ship Building Company of Tampa, Fla., following the recent completion of a $300-million, five-ship T-5 tanker contract for Ocean Products Tankers of Houston and the Military Sealift Command, has announced its intention to embark on two new major programs.

M i n i m i z i n g Ship O p e r a t i n g Cost Discussed At H a m p t o n Roads S N A ME

"Minimizing Ship Operating and Support Cost" was the topic at a recent meeting of the Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Samuel Judge of the Naval Sea Systems Command spoke to 87 members and guests at Fisherman's Wharf in Hampton, Va.

 
 
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