The first of the U.S. Navy's new class of fast supply ships, the USNS Capella, was dedicated recently at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company's yard in Chester, Pa. U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (RPA), was the keynote speaker; his wife, Philadelphia Councilwoman Joan Specter,
A recent keel-laying ceremony at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, initiated construction of the second of three 37,500-dwt product carriers being built for Union Oil Company of California. E.P. Barnett, vice president,
A keel-laying ceremony recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., marked the start of construction of the Chesapeake Trader—the first in a series of 44,000-dwt petroleum product carriers being: built for American Trading Transportation Company, Inc.
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has acquired Mangone Shipbuilding Company of Houston from Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc., representatives of the companies announced. Jerry Hoffpauir, president of Swiftships, and Ray Loden, vice president of
Steve Stonebreaker has resigned for health reasons as president of Halter Marine, Inc., and Jack P. Edwards has been named to succeed him. The announcement was made by W. Ray Wallace, president and CEO of Trinity Industries, Inc., which owns the New Orleans-based shipbuilding company.
The Rhine-Schelde-Verolme Group of The Netherlands has announced that with the reorganization of Group activities there will be a change in the representation in the United States previously carried out by Rhine- Schelde-Verolme (North Ameri- Cci)