Wheeler Shipbuilding Corporation Reestablished

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, leading to a peak production staff of up to 6,000 during the height of the hostilities. The shipbuilding headquarters are located at 104 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016.

The corporation is presently assisting owners in the construction of new tonnage worldwide and is presently contracted for the plan approval and coordination of four 909-TEU, 19-knot containerships for worldwide trading. These vessels are being built by Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan, in their new Imari facility for S.S.I.

Navigation of Liberia, Inc.

This new Imari plant is well equipped to meet the very rigorous delivery schedules commencing July 1978. The Wheeler organization is expending every effort to insure the coordination of the rigid requirements of the owner with the yard's production.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 25,  Jan 1978

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