The first of two 188,500-deadweight- ton San Diego-Class tankers for long-term use by Shell Oil Company was floated out of the graving dock of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., on July 21, 1977. The two new ships,
The S/S Blue Ridge (shown above) the first of three 37,500- dwt Carlsbad Class product carriers built by National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., for Union Oil Co. of California, was delivered recently in ceremonies held aboard the new ship.
Wesley D. Wheeler, president of Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., has reestablished Wheeler Shipbuilding Corporation, a company headed by his late father, which produced numerous vessels during World War II for the United States Army and Navy,
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., of Mobile, Ala., recently delivered three, 192-foot supply vessels to State Boat Corporation of Houston, Texas. The sisterships are named the M/V State Glory, M/V State Chief, and the M/V State Belle. Built to ABS classification and U.
A recent keel-laying ceremony at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego initiated construction of the first in a series of 37,500-dwt diesel-powered product carriers being built by NASSCO for American Tankships, Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Corporation, New Orleans.
Federal Commerce and Navigation Ltd., Montreal, Canada, has placed orders with shipyards in South Korea and Belgium for four 138,000-dwt bulk carriers intended for the coal trade. According to Michael Bell, senior vice president, the bulk carriers are being built,