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Plans New Facility
To Build Supertankers
Plans to erect supertanker con- struction facilities in the Bay of Cadiz have been disclosed by Astilleros Es- panoles S.A. (AESA), Spain's lead- ing shipbuilder.
According to a report of stock- holders. the new Cadiz Yard will have capacity to build 1.5 million deadweight tons of shipping annually.
That's the day President Nixon signed the Merchant Marine Act of 1970.
The Act doesn't guarantee the resur- gence of American Flag shipping. But it does provide the basic plan. And the incentive.
So now it's up to us.
All of us. Commercial shipowners and operators. Labor. And shipbuilders.
As America's largest private ship- yard, we feel we have a particularly heavy responsibility. And a challenging oppor- tunity. That's why we're so deeply com- meaning vessels between 20,000 and a million deadweight tons in size.
Additionally, work is to begin late this year or early next year on a repair dock for ships of up to 400,000 dwt, making the Cadiz Bay facility "one of the most important in Eu- rope."
Observers noted that Lisbon al- ready possesses tanker repair yards capable of handling ships of up to a million tons dwt and similar centers are under way elsewhere in Europe. mitted to a vigorous, new Merchant
Marine shipbuilding program.
Our commitment began in 1969, with our successful bid on a MarAd CMX study contract to develop foreign trade forecasts and standard ship designs for the next decade.
It has continued with the establish- ment of a Market Development Divi- sion geared to capture a major share of the commercial shipbuilding market.
And it will continue with active and competitive bidding on merchant ship
The AESA group, result of a mer- ger among leading Spanish ship- builders about two years ago, re- ported that it was one of two Euro- peans to launch more than a score of big ships last year (the other being Swan Hunter).
The AESA firm delivered two doz- en vessels of 441,000 gross tons and launched 25 of 550,000 grt, which represented three-fifths of all Spanish launchings. The company began the current year with order books tally- construction.
That's why we can say Newport News
Shipbuilding is ready when you are.
Ready with the talent, experience and facilities it takes to help revitalize and keep the U.S. Merchant Marine alive.
If you'd like to see how we can put this commitment to work, please write to Mr. Joseph D. Deal, Jr., Director of
Or call collect. (703) 247-1211.
NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDINGS-NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA 23607 ing 79 ships of 2.2 million grt, thus insuring full work for the next two years and also part of 1974-75.
Last year's income totaled $228.3 million, of which more than half corresponded to export orders.
Grafton Boat Names
Preston Chief Engineer
William G. Preston
William G. Preston has assumed the duties of chief engineer at
Grafton Boat Co., Inc., Grafton, 111., it was announced by Edward
D. Fry, president. In his new posi- tion, Mr. Preston will be responsi- ble for the engineering and design development of all projects con- tracted by Grafton Boat. He will be working closely with Grafton's naval architect Timothy Graul, who will direct all engineering work, concentrating on proposals and securing new business.
Mr. Preston comes to Grafton from New Orleans, La., where he was a designer for Halter Marine
Services, Inc. Prior to that, he was employed by Grafton Boat as a de- sign engineer subsequent to his discharge from the United States
Navy. He is a graduate of Oregon
State University and the West- lawn School of Yacht Design. In addition to his four years in the
Navy, Mr. Preston has spent con- siderable time at sea in yachts and has a schooner in Nova Scotia. He is active in the design of sailing- yachts, having turned out several designs for construction in ferroce- ment, two of which are under con- struction at the present time.
At present, Grafton is in the final construction and outfitting stages of two 6,000-gpm fireboats which will be delivered to the City of
Boston this fall. The firm is a sub- sidiary of Continental Boiler &
Sheet Iron Works of St. Louis,
Mo., and is located at Grafton, 111., at the mouth of the Illinois River.
Dovar Shipping Names
Pendleton And Zelins
The appointment of Jon C. Pen- dleton to the newly-created post of director of sales and development for Dovar Shipping Agency, Inc., has been announced by Douglas
Barnard, president of the firm. Mr.
Pendleton previously served as outward freight manager for Gdy- nia America Line.
The appointment of Peter R.
Zelins to the post of sales manager for Dovar was also announced. Mr.
Zelins served with U.S. Naviga- tion, Inc., and prior to that with
Stockard Steamship Co., Inc., for a period of 26 years.
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