John Philip Holland was an Irish schoolteacher who immigrated to the United States in 1873 to pursue his passion: the design of the world's first practical submarine. Although never formally trained as an engineer, Holland realized his dream on May 17,
The recent meeting of The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y., Inc. heard a paper titled "Steam Propulsion Plant Optimization for Slower Steaming" presented by Chester W. Scott Jr., senior thermal systems engineer at General Electric's Marine Turbine & Gear Department in Lynn,
Shaver Transportation Company of Portland, Ore., kept the 149.5 gtd tug Columbia in the Stork-Werkspoor family when it repowered the vessel to keep pace with the ever larger ships at the Port of Portland. The firm replaced two RHO 218K SWDiesel engines,
Largest Vessel Delivered To Date By Washington Yard The 232-foot, 1,600-passenger M/V Star of Honolulu, the largest, heaviest vessel ever built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, was recently delivered by the firm's Whidbey Island, Wash., yard to operator, Paradise Cruise Ltd.
Throughout the world, shipping companies are converting to less powerful but more efficient propulsion, switching to diesels, or striving to get a better handle on fuel consumption in both diesel engines and steam turbines. A New O r l e a n s - b a s e d technology company,
Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. (MGA) has been named by the State of Alaska as the recip- ient of a study contract for the planned replacement of the Tustumena in the Alaska Ferry fleet, it was announced recently by Hugh F. Munroe, president
The tremendous increase in drilling and production platforms around the world has caused the petroleum industry to place new emphasis on protecting lives and equipment from the hazards of fire. This need has caused equipment manufacturers to search
Design of a multipurpose mobilization ship suitable for both rapid production in wartime and commercial needs in peacetime will be unveiled November 6 by the Maritime Administration (MarAd), an agency of the Department of Commerce. The forum will
Controversy continues to plague the European fishing industry. Within days a so-called "tuna war" hit the headlines with ax-wielding Spanish fishermen boarding British drift netters and news broke of a spate of newbuild orders going to foreign
The majority of steam-driven ships now in service were built in an era of low fuel oil prices, with their steam plants designed at or near maximum performance ratings. In those bygone days, operating a ship at lower horsepower was not a practical consideration.