The Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation recently launched the guided-missile frigate Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60) in ceremonies at the San Pedro shipyard. The vessel is named for Sgt. Rodney Maxwell Davis, USMC, who was awarded
The Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently at the Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant in Hampton, Va. The meeting featured a paper by F. Baxter Barham Jr. titled "The SNAME Ship Production Committee— An Overview.
Better Equipment Increases Profitability —A Review— Most U.S. shipyards are in the process of increasing their efforts to expand repair and conversion work, both commercial and military. As many of these projects include drydocking, the efficiency
Versatile Corporation Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., recently announced two major appointments within its marine and industrial group. Donald W. Challinor, president and chief executive officer of its Canadian West Coast shipyards, Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc.
A $3.6-million contract to conduct acceptance testing of sonobuoys for the United States Navy has been awarded by the Naval A v i o n i c s Center, Indianapolis, Ind., to Tracor Marine, Inc., Port Everglades, Fla., subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas.
The Naval Sea Systems Command recently awarded the Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation a $384,382 producibility study contract for DDGX, the Navy's next generation guided missile destroyer. Todd will investigate techniques to
John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager of Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle Division, announced recently that Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. has contracted with Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp.'s Seattle division to refit two containerships
Envirovac Systems, Rockford, 111., was recently awarded an initial contract to begin the renovation of toilet systems on 12 high-endurance cutters as part of a major rehabilitation and modernization project by the U.S. Coast Guard. Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, Seattle, Wash.
John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation's Seattle Division, has announced the award of a $6-million Navy phased maintenance contract for routine maintenance work without drydocking on the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE-2).