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Southern Shipbuilding

Completes Conversion

Of Hopper Dredge

Southern Shipbuilding Corpora- tion recently delivered the hopper dredge Sandy Hook to McCormack

Aggregates, South Amboy, N.J., af- ter the vessel underwent conversion at the Slidell, La., yard.

The 290-foot Sandy Hook was converted from the hopper barge

Harold Smith, which formerly transported petroleum coke be- tween Norfolk, Va., and Philadel- phia, Pa.

The extensive conversion of the 60-foot-wide, 21-foot-deep barge in- cluded adding dredging and gener- ating equipment. Installed were two 12-cylinder EMD 12-645 diesel en- gines, each developing 1,500 hp and generating 1,150 kw of electrical power for operating the dredging equipment and on-board lighting.

The dredge is pushed by the tugboat

Ben Candies.

McCormack Aggregates, a joint venture of 98-year-old Great Lakes

Dredge & Dock Co., Oakbrook, 111., and McCormack Sand Co., High- stown, N.J., operates the Sandy

Hook in lower New York Bay be- tween the New York and New Jer- sey shores, mining sand and gravel at a rate of about 800,000 cubic yards per year. The sand and gravel is transported 25 miles to McCor- mack Aggregates' plant at South

Amboy, N.J.

For free literature detailing the shipbuilding services offered by

Southern Shipbuilding,

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Knox class frigates and the CV 67

John F. Kennedy class multipur- pose aircraft carriers.

In addition to the NavSea orders,

Bird-Johnson's Pascagoula opera- tion is working on new construction propeller orders for several U.S. and foreign customers and are pouring controllable pitch propeller (CPP) blades for both intracompany and outside customer CPP system pro- duction. With orders booked into the 1990s, they have the largest work backlog in their history and expect to increase their personnel base by 20 before the end of 1989 to meet the demand. This will reflect a near tripling of staff since Bird-

Johnson's 1986 acquisition of the facility.

Bird-Johnson Company has been a world leader in the manufacture of

CPP systems for over 30 years.

Since their 1986 purchase of the former Pascagoula and Seattle,

Wash., Coolidge fixed pitch propel- ler manufacturing plants they have become the only fully integrated marine propeller manufacturer in the U.S.

Bird-Johnson Company is a whol- ly owned subsidiary of Axel Johnson

Inc., a privately held, multi-indus- try corporation headquartered in

New York.

For more information and free lit- erature on Bird-Johnson,

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Bird-Johnson To Expand

Pascagoula Facility

Bird-Johnson Company's Pasca- goula, Miss., plant manager Jim El- liott has announced plans to ex- pand their marine propeller manu- facturing plant to meet the de- mands of new orders. The current 43,000-square-foot facility, which houses a modern foundry as well as a complete propeller machining and repair shop, will be enlarged by 15,000 square feet. About 9,000 square feet will accommodate a re- alignment of the molding stations in the foundry area and double po- tential monobloc propeller and con- trollable pitch propeller blade pro- duction. The other 6,000 square feet will be added to the machining area.

Construction will begin immediate- ly and is slated for completion in

May 1989.

The expansion was necessitated by record sales in 1987 and 1988.

During 1988 alone, Pascagoula has received 30 of 37 spare marine pro- peller orders placed by The Naval

Sea Systems Command (NavSea).

Recent NavSea orders have in- cluded spare propellers for the LKA

Charleston class amphibious cargo ships, LCC Blue Ridge class amphi- bious command ships, FF 1052


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