Dravo SteelShip Names Frank C.A. van Bentem 30 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News Engineering Director

Edward D. Fry, vice president/ general manager of Dravo Steel- Ship Corporation, has announced the recent appointment of Frank C.A. van Bentem as engineering director. The company maintains its own engineering department with Mr. van Bentem having overall responsibility.


A l u m i n um Boats Delivers Unique M i n i - C r e w b o a t To Five Star M a r i n e Service

An all-aluminum crewboat delivered recently by Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point, La., to Five Star Marine Service of Belle Chasse, La., the Joe Lynn II (shown), is described by Five Star president Clyde A. Giordano as "a 50- foot crewboat that has the look,

'Tina' Is A Happy Blend Of Innovations And Proven Designs

Wilmington Launch Service, Wilmington, Del., has placed in service the new 65-foot shipdocking tug, Tina, which can create controlled thrust while pushing or hauling, fore and aft, even sidestepping, with only one man on deck. This capability is the result of several design innovations.

Blount Marine Yard Completes High-Speed Commuter Vessel

Blount Marine Corporation has announced the completion of the Hitech Express, an extremely lightweight commuter boat built of aluminum, foam, fiberglass, and stainless steel. Making a speed of 31 mph, the vessel completed test runs in Narragansett Bay and is available for demonstration.

Series Production Of Aluminum LNG Spheres

In the fall of 1972 General Dynamics signed the first contracts in the United States for the construction of 125,000 cubic meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. Subsequently, in 1973 and 1976, contracts for additional vessels were signed for a total of 12 ships.

Advanced Structures Offers New Free Brochure On Honeycomb Panels For Shipboard Applications

Advanced Structures Corporation, Deer Park, N.Y., is offering a free eight-page color brochure on their honeycomb panels and systems for shipboard applications. The new publication features more than one dozen illustrations showing the various

New Diagnostic Kit From Aeroquip Corp.

—Literature Available Aeroquip Corporation, Jackson, Mich., has introduced their new Quick Check® Diagnostic Kit. The kit contains Aeroquip FD90 Quick Disconnect couplings for permanent installation in system test ports for easy diagnosis of hydraulic

Metropolitan Offers N ew Grooved Pipe Fittings

—Literature Available Metropolitan Master Machinists, Manufacturing Division of Metropolitan Plumbing Supply Corporation, has introduced a new line of grooved victaulic-type pipe fittings in several sizes and material types. According to the manufacturer,

Gladding-Hearn, LQMoffitt Develop Bearing Flange Design Solution

—Literature Available It has been more than four years since the specially designed waterlubricated bearing was first installed in Gladding-Hearn boats and its other custom vessels. To date, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation,

Avondale Offers Free Color Brochure On Full Propeller Line

Avondale Shipyards, Inc., a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, Harvey Quick Repair Division, Harvey, La., is offering a free, full-color, foldout brochure on Avondale propellers. The six-page publication gives an informative synopsis of the propeller styles offered by the company,

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