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Harland And Wolff

Belfast Yard Building 333,000-Ton Tankers

Harland and Wolff, the Belfast,

Northern Ireland shipbuilding company, has recently delivered the S/S Lima, the last of four giant 318,000-ton oil tankers or- dered by Airlease International for operation by the Royal Dutch

Shell Group.

The first vessel in the series, the Lampas, was delivered in 1975, and the second and third,

Lepeta and Leonia, last year. The four vessels are the largest ships to have been built in the United

Kingdom so far, but the distinc- tion will soon be held by two other tankers currently being built by

Harland. These are 333,000 tons each.

The single-screw, turbine-driven

Lima is designed primarily for transporting crude oil from the

Middle East to Europe, but could be operated efficiently on other major trade routes, such as to

Japan and North America, when offshore receiving terminals are established.

She has an overall length of 1,152 feet and is over 180 feet wide. Her steam turbine develops 36,000 shaft horsepower at 85 rev/min, and her trial speed is


The Magnificent

Magnavox Marisat Terminal over 15 knots. She is designed to carry a complement of 41 people.

The vessel is built under survey of Lloyd's Register of Shipping to class +100A1.

The Belfast yard of Harland and Wolff has the largest capac- ity of any U.K. shipyard. It has a one-million-ton building dock which is equipped with one of the world's largest overhead cranes.

The dock can accommodate ships up to 1,641 feet long.

Recently the yard won a £70- million order (about $120 million) for two advanced liquid petro- leum gas (LPG) carriers to ship

LPG from Britain's giant Brent oil field to the United States un- der a contract worth well over £500 million (about $860 million).

Kyle Named President

Federal Barge Lines

Robert A. Kyle

Pott Industries Inc., St. Louis,

Mo., has announced that Robert

A. Kyle has been named presi- dent and chief executive officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, Fed- eral Barge Lines, Inc. Mr. Kyle succeeds Peter Fanchi Jr., who will become chairman of Federal

Barge, a newly created position.

Pott Industries said these changes were being made in anticipation of Mr. Fanchi's reaching manda- tory retirement age in May 1978.

Mr. Kyle joined Federal Barge in 1968 and has been president of United Barge Co., Minneapolis,

Minn., another wholly owned sub- sidiary of Pott Industries, since

June 1976. During his previous service with Federal Barge, Mr.

Kyle's last position was vice president-marketing.

Mr. Fanchi has a total of 26 years of service with Federal

Barge and has been its president since 1968. He also was president of Nilo Barge Lines Inc., from 1963 to November 1968, and has been involved continuously in in- land waterways transportation since 1938.

Marinette Awarded

Landing Craft Contract

Marinette Marine Corporation,

Marinette, Wis., is receiving a $6,491,013 formally advertised firm fixed price contract for mech- anized landing crafts (LCM-6 HPI

Mod-2) including spare parts and data. The Naval Sea Systems

Command is the contracting ac- tivity. (N00024-77-C-2025)


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This new shipboard communications terminal puts you in instant, private and remarkably clear two- way telephone or telex con- tact with your ship anywhere, at any time, in the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans.


For telex, just start typing. All functions are con- trolled through instructions to the microprocessor via the teleprinter. For voice calls, a single push button establishes contact with the operator for calls anywhere in the world.

Hard Copy Record

Telex messages, and all system operations, annotated with GMT, are supplied by the teleprinter.

Easy To Install


The space saving Magna- vox MX 111 terminal needs space in the radio room for only the telephone and the desktop teleprinter.

The compact power supply and elec- tronics unit are bulkhead-mounted and can be tucked away almost anywhere.

Modular Flexibility

System changes, options, expansions and provisions for future satellites are easily accom- plished because the system is designed with future changes in mind.

The MX 111 is extreme- ly rugged incorporating large design margins based upon years of Magnavox marine experience. Extensive factory burn in is performed to assure reliable operation on board your ship.


The single cable •§ between antenna ^ and elec- W tronics may be of any length. Modular components allow variety of install- ations to fit cramped ship spaces.

Check Out The MX 111

Magnavox has years of experience in the design and manufacture of high reliability electronics for shipboard use. Before you specify any Marisat communication terminal, be sure you've checked out the Magnavox MX 111. It's been designed with your ship in mind. Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics Co., 2829 Maricopa St., Torrance,

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