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The Gentle Fenders. .
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Title XI Requested
For 2 Lakes Carriers
Costing $60 Million
Two subsidiaries of American
Steamship Co., 3250 Marine Mid- land Center, Buffalo, N.Y., have each applied for a Title XI guar- antee to aid in financing the con- struction of a self-unloading
Great Lakes bulk carrier. Both vessels are under construction at
Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon
Cooper Steamship Co. has con- tracted for a 32,100-dwt bulker, which is scheduled for delivery in March. The actual cost of the vessel is approximate $28.8 mil- lion.
Goodyear Steamship Co. is hav- ing a 23,825-dwt bulk carrier built. The vessel, which is ex- pected to be delivered in October, has an actual cost of approxi- mately $31.5 million.
Propulsion for each of the ves- sels will be provided by a 7,200- hp diesel engine.
If approved, the Title XI guar- antees would cover 87Y> percent of the actual cost of the vessels.
Welding Time Can
Be Reduced 75 Percent
The Bideford Shipyard in De- von, England builds a variety of containerships. Welding time was significantly reduced using stand- ard BUG-0 equipment, including a 9600 Line WEAVER (manu- factured by Weld Tooling Corpo- ration, Pittsburgh, Pa.), along with a 500 amp MIG power source, 1.2mm-diameter solid MIG wire with 80-percent argon and 20-percent shielding gas. One welder, using the BUG-0 auto- matic, welded all of the longer welds on the ship.
This permitted the remainder of the welders using semi-auto- matic equipment to do the hatch- es, plating and fittings, thus dras- tically reducing the job time. An added and valuable asset was the consistent quality of weld ap- pearance and mechanical proper- ties. The total time saving for welding was reported to be 75 per- cent. For complete information and literature, contact Herbert E.
Cable, Weld Tooling Corporation, 3001 West Carson Street, Pitts- burgh, Pa. 15204.
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Serving the Industry since 1887
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