Newport News Shipbuilding recently delivered two jumboized commercial ships, the Charleston, and the Fredericksburg. The Charleston, ex Cities Service Norfolk, is owned by the Arieadne Corporation of Lake Success, N.Y., one of the Berger Group companies.
From the USS Monitor to Theodore Roosevelt's "Great White" fleet to today's development of the Littoral Combat Ship, the U.S. Navy, its mission and its physical assets have undergone many complete metamorphoses over the country's 227-year history.
James W. Steadman has been appointed vice president, production of Halter Marine, Inc., with responsibility for the production activities of all Halter shipyards and production centers. The announcement was made by Harold P. Halter, president
John Riley, vice president and general manager of Airfilco Engineering, Inc., has announced the appointment of Kevin McPherson as projects manager, with special responsibility for the commissioning and servicing of inert gas systems and generators.
Anthony C. Brown, senior vice president of J.J. Henry Co., Inc., naval architects and marine engineers, recently announced the following promotions in the J.J. Henry Moorestown, N.J., office. William J. Smith has been appointed chief of HVAC and Hull Piping Engineering / Design Department,
Santa Fe International Corporation recently announced that it has awarded shipyard contracts f o r the construction of a jackup drilling unit and the conversion of two construction barges into drilling vessels. The new jackup, Santa Fe Rig 134,
Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, recently laid the keel for the U.S. Navy auxiliary oiler Willamette (AO-I8O). She is the fourth in a series of five that Avondale is building for the Navy. Named for
Dockside Machine and Ship Repair, 131 North Avalon Boulevard, Wilmington, Calif. 90744, have been appointed Manufacturers Representatives in southern California for Burmeister & Wain Company of Copenhagen, Denmark. The announcement was made by Robert Strachan, vice president of Dockside.
John T. Gilbride, chairman of the board, Todd Shipyards Corporation, has accepted chairmanship of the 1977 American Merchant Marine Conference to be held in Galveston, Texas, October 12-14, in conjunction with the 51st Propeller Club Conven- tion.
Santa Fe Drilling Company has ordered a second $80-million allweather, semisubmersible drilling unit, bringing to $442 million the value of new drilling equipment on order. E.L. Shannon Jr., chairman of the parent Santa Fe International Corporation,