The motor vessel Dennis Hendrix, a new 8,400-horsepower towboat in the fleet of American Commercial Barge Line Company, was christened in ceremonies Saturday, July 16, at the riverfront in Owensboro, Ky. The vessel, which is equal to the largest and most powerful towboats operated by ACBL,
An inexpensive, easily installed RPM/Speed Converter Unit has been introduced by lotron Corporation of Bedford, Mass. It provides a digital readout of ship's speed with an accuracy which approaches that of a conventional log at about one-tenth the price.
Ron H. Wright has been appointed vice president of engineering for the Gyroscope unit of the Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation, Edwin D. Decker, vice president and general manager of the unit, announced. Mr. Wright, who had been vice president
M a r i t i m e Dominance in the 21st Century calls for naval forces that can project power forward, provide assured access in the littoral environment and support a wide variety of joint and combined operations. To meet this challenge, the U.
The new tanker control system from Saab Marine Electronics has been ordered for the two 63,000- dwt product carriers under construction at the Uddevalla yard in Sweden for Wilh. Wilhelmsen of Oslo. Included in the Saab system are radar level-gauging in cargo tanks,
Rados International Corporation, Naval architects and marine engineers of San Pedro, Calif., has announced completion of a new design to convert existing tuna purse seiner fishing vessels into mid-water stern trawlers. Under a contract with the Fishing Company of Alaska,
The first regular meeting of the newly formed Puget Sound Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) was held recently at the Officers' Club of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The meeting was called to order by Section chairman Capt.