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Newest Addition To ACBL Towboat Fleet Named For Texas Gas Transmission President

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,

 

New Warships Will Transform U.S. Navy

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.

lotron Corporation Introduces Automatic RPM/Speed Converter

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.

Newly Formed ASNE Puget Sound Section Holds First Meeting

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.

Ron H. W r i g h t N a m ed V P - E n g i n e e r i n g For Sperry Gyroscope

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

Rados Converts Tuna Purse Seiner Into Stern Trawler 'Alaska I'

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,

Saab Control Systems Ordered For Wilhelmsen Product Carriers

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,

 
 
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