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NASSCO Holds Christening For Second Ingram-Class Tanker

Christening ceremonies were held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., for the M/V Hunter Armistead, the second Ingram-Class tanker built for American Tankships, Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Corporation, New Orleans.

 

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.

Furuno Introduces New Shipboard Communications System

Furuno recently announced the availability in the U.S. of the Steenhans line of rugged, commercial quality shipboard communications equipment, consisting of the System P-4200 battteryless telephone and the System PK Command Intercom. The P-4200

Navy Adding 13 Ships Costing $206.7 Million To Ready Reserve Force —Four To Be Converted

Thirteen merchant ships were selected for purchase on 17 January 1986 for the Ready Reserve Force of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. The Maritime Administration is processing four contracts totaling $206.7 million with American Automar, Barber Steamship Lines, Lykes Bros, and U.

A v o n d a l e Christens Fleet Oiler W a l t e r S. Diehl For U.S. N a vy

— F r e e Literature O f f e r e d— The Walter S. Diehl, T-AO-193, the fifth in a series of seven fleet oilers under construction at Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division, Avondale, La., for the U.S. Navy, was recently christened. She is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in 1988.

$142-Million Contract For Two Tankers Awarded To Bath Iron Works

President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works announced that the shipyard was awarded a contract of approximately $142 million to build two tankers, with a potential for additional ships, by the Falcon I Sea Transport Company of Houston. The contract, signed recently in Washington, D.

Ship Structure Committee Publishes Two Reports On Strength Of Materials

The Ship Structure Committee has recently published two new reports of interest to naval architects and engineers who are involved in the sciences of fracture mechanics and strength of materials. SSC-275, "The Effect of Strain Rate on the Toughness of Ship Steels,

NAVY MARKETING MEETING

NavSea / MMA-Sponsored HM&E Conference Set For Arlington, November 27-28 Vice Adm. Peter Hekman, Commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NavSea), and James P. Fromfield, president of the Marine Machinery Association (MMA), recently announced

Tano Marine Named Single System Vendor For T-AGS 45

Tano Marine Systems, Inc., New Orleans, La., has been named the Single System Vendor (SSV) responsible for integration of the complete propulsion system for a new oceanographic survey ship. The contract was awarded by Avondale Industries, Inc.

 
 
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