The rapid momentum of American shipbuilding-, initiated with the enactment of legislation in 1970 (the Merchant Marine Act of 1970), designed to restore the United States to a position of prominence and substance among world maritime powers, continued to accelerate in 1973.
The 86th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held at the New York Hilton Hotel in November, brought together the leaders in shipbuilding and ship operation, not only from the United States but worldwide. The wide ranging
Dome East Corporation, 325 Duffy Avenue, Hicksville, N.Y. 11801, just completed design, engineering, fabrication and installation of the world's largest derrick enclosure. It is now in use aboard the R / V Deepsea Miner II sailing out of California.
Last autumn leading researchers gathered at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) conference to discuss, among other things, the properties and possibilities of increasing the utilization of lightweight honeycomb sandwiched between
The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a contract valued at $690,000 for five 50-foot utility boats to Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash, according to James J. Doud Jr., president. These utility
The use of aluminum alloy anodes to provide improved cathodic protection for offshore oil structures and vessels is the subject of a booklet available from Kaiser Chemicals. It offers corrosion engineers guidance on anode selection and essential
—Literature Available "W.A.I.T.!" (What Alloy Is That!) is the title of a new four-page color brochure on alloy identification kits for non-destructive testing from Fenner & Associates, Inc. of Houston, Texas. The publication explains that the W.
Dasic International has introduced a completely new, portable, deep penetration/extraction water driven gas freeing fan. Designed and developed by Dasic International at their works at Romsey, Hampshire, U.K., the Jetfan 125 has been tried and tested by four of the leading oil companies.