Shipbuilding companies

USCG Cutter Contract Spurs $4-Million Expansion At Tacoma Boatbuilding

With construction underway on four newly designed W-MEC 270- foot cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard, Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. has expedited completion of a new 8.6-acre shipyard near its two other main yards on Puget Sound's Commencement Bay. "We broke ground for the new yard in April 1978,


SNAME Chesapeake Section Hears Landing Craft And Steering Gear Papers

The final meeting of the 1980- 81 season was held by the Chesapeake Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, at Quality Inn/Colony 7, Laurel, Md. The technical session was devoted to two papers: "Design of a 35-Knot Planing-Tvpe Landing Craft,

NCL Acquires S/S United States

Furthering its commitment to its U.S.- flag cruise ship initiative, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has purchased the S/S United States, one of the country's most venerable ships built in the glory days of trans-Atlantic sea travel. NCL will convert the vessel to a state-of-the art,

New Debis Clearing Vessel Design

Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) completed its contract from the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) to design and supervise the construction of a 32-ft. barge that will remove debris from the Blanco and Guadalupe rivers and their tributaries

W e l d e d B e a m A d ds C u s t o m T e e S h a p es T o P r o d u c t Line

The ability to custom design and manufacture welded steel T-beams, in addition to conventional I- and H-beams, has recently been announced by Welded Beam Company, Perry, Ohio. Among other applications, these new welded steel tee shapes are being

Northern New England ASNE Announces 83-84 Program

The 1983—84 season of activities has begun for the Northern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Portsmouth, N.H. A new slate of officers has been elected and a tentative program has been developed. The Northern

Omnithruster Awarded INMA Tuna Fleet Contract

Charles M. Aker, vice president and general manager for Omnithruster Inc., has announced the award of a contract from Industrie Navali Meccaniche Affini S.P.A. (INMA), La Spezia, Italy, for Omnithruster maneuvering and slow-speed propulsion systems for

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