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Westinghouse Gets $6-Million Contract

For Cruiser Gears

Westinghouse Electric Corpora- tion's marine division in Sunny- vale, Calif., has received a $6- million contract to build reduc- tion gears for the Ticonderoga (CG-47), lead ship in a new class of AEGIS-armed guided-missile cruisers.

Under terms of the contract 0 awarded by the designer and builder of the ship, the Ingalls

Shipbuilding Division of Litton

Industries, Westinghouse will sup- ply two 80-ton reduction gears for the new cruiser. AEGIS cruisers will utilize the hull and propul- sion systems developed for the

Navy's Spruance class destroyers in combination with the AEGIS combat system.

Herbert J. Cabral, Westing- house marine division general manager, said the reduction gears will be built to stringent sound- dampening criteria. Each gear will feature specially designed sound isolation mounts that prevent de- tection by enemy submarines.

Reduction gears are used be- tween the ship's gas turbine and the propeller shaft. They convert the 3,600 rpm input from the gas turbines to 168 rpm required for propeller shaft output.

Delivery of the gears is sched- uled for later this year. $8.9-Million Order To

BIW To Overhaul

Navy Frigate 'Vreeland'

Bath Iron Works Corporation,

Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $8,914,507 formally advertised firm fixed price contract for the regularly scheduled overhaul of the USS Vreeland (FF-1068). The

Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Con- version and Repair, USN, Brook- lyn, N.Y., is the contracting ac- tivity. (N62786-70-C-0001)

NABRICO And Twin City

To Build 25 Barges

Costing $6.6 Million

I.S. Joseph Barge Co., Inc., 777

Grain Exchange Building, Min- neapolis, Minn., has applied for a

Title XI guarantee to aid in fi- nancing the construction of 25 steel hopper barges. The appli- cant is a subsidiary of I.S. Joseph

Co., Inc. of the same address.

Fifteen of the barges are to be 195 feet by 35 feet by 12 feet, with the remaining 10 to be 200 feet by 35 feet by 12 feet. Nash- ville (Tenn.) Bridge Co., and Twin

City Shipyard, Inc., St. Paul,

Minn., are the proposed builders.

The estimated actual cost of the 25 barges, to be operated on the inland waterways, is $6,659,650.

The guarantee requested is for 87y> percent of the cost, or $5,- 827,000.

Warren T. Myers Joins

Whitehall Brokerage

Warren T. Myers has been ap- pointed executive vice president and director of the Whitehall Bro- kerage, Inc., 17 Battery Place,

New York, N.Y. 10004. The White- hall Brokerage is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ter Bush & Powell,

Inc., Schenectady, N.Y., and serves primarily as a marine insurance facility.

Warren T. Myers

After attending Pace College in

New York, Mr. Myers joined the financial division of the Pruden- tial Insurance Company. He was the director of insurance and claims for the last seven years of his 22 years of service with


Mr. Myers, a United States vet- eran with the Corps of Engineers, presently serves on the board of directors for the Association of

Water Transportation Officers, as a member of the Association of

Average Adjusters, and as a mem- ber of the Marine Insurance and

Claims Association.

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