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SSE Launches

New Class Corvette

For Singapore Navy

The RSS Valour, the first Singapore-built vessel of a new missile corvette class, was recently launched by Singapore Shipbuild- ing & Engineering, Ltd., for the Republic of

Singapore Navy.

The Jurong shipyard of Singa- pore Shipbuilding & Engineering

Ltd. (SSE) recently launched the first domestically built vessel of a new missile corvette (MCV) class for the Republic of Singapore


Christened the RSS Valour, the 203-foot vessel will be powered by four MTU diesel engines to speeds in excess of 30 knots. Her hull is constructed of light gauge steel and her superstructure of marine grade aluminum alloy.

The first of six to be built at the yard, the RSS Valour will be fitted with Harpoon missiles, an OTO Me- lara 76-mm rapid firing gun, torpe- does, sonar, surveillance and fire control radars and other sophisti- cated electronics which make up a complete weapon system.

The lead ship of the MCV Class was built by Fr. Luerssen Werft,

West Germany.

For free literature detailing the shipbuilding services of SSE,

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MSC Awards Leadermar $4.5-Million Contract

For Layberth Services

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift

Command (MSC) awarded a firm- fixed-price contract in the amount of nearly $4.5 million to Leadermar,

Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., under a

Small Business set-aside program.

Leadermar will provide layberth fa- cilities and services in Jacksonville for two Fast Sealift Ships, the

USNS Capella (T-AKR-293) and the USNS Antares (T-AKR-294).

The contract performance period is five years, beginning July 22, 1989.

L&C Associates Offers

Brochure On Marine

Dehumidification Service

L&C Associates, Inc. of North

Hampton, N.H., an industry leader in the design and installation of dehumidification, sealing and moni- toring systems for the marine market, is offering a free six-page fold-out brochure titled "The Com- plete Marine Dehumidification Ser- vice."

The publication discusses L&C's complete marine dehumidification service that keeps vessels in lay-up shipshape and ready to reactivate.

L&C's passive rather than active lay-up method reduces labor and energy costs because a dehumidified vessel in passive lay-up can be left unattended.

The program, as explained in the brochure, includes ship survey and design of a system to meet the spe- cific needs of the vessel; supply of all system components by L&C; pro- viding dehumidification equipment manufactured by Cargocaire Engi- neering Corporation, a leader in the

C/H field since 1939; dry air distri- bution to designated controlled spaces around the vessel; control alarm and monitoring system that includes a series of humidistats and humidity-recorders strategically placed throughout the vessel to con- trol and monitor the humidity level in all controlled spaces; and the Pro- tective Sealing System, a durable strippable vinyl plastic seal provid- ing a weather resistant, tough and seamless skin that will last the dura- tion of the lay-up.

L&C's Protective Sealing System meets the Navy and Maritime Ad- ministration's approval to be used in long and short-term lay-ups.

For further information and a free copy of the brochure from L&C


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OMI Appoints deSostoa

Senior VP, Finance

OMI Corp., New York, N.Y., re- cently announced the appointment of Vincent deSostoa as senior vice president, finance.

Before joining OMI, Mr. deSos- toa was associated with A.T. Kear-


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Rolla's New Five-Bladed

REXP5 Propeller Represents

Breakthrough In Design

The new REXP5 5-bladed propeller from


Rolla SP Propellers, Novato, Cal- if., internationally known for de- signing and producing a wide selec- tion of advanced technology and high-performance wheels, has intro- duced a fast new 5-bladed geometry stainless steel propeller, the

REXP5, intended for transcavitat- ing, supercavitating and surface piercing applications.

The REXP5 propeller represents a revolutionary breakthrough in propeller design, also made possible by the investment casting process.

With inedited cambered sections, extreme radial pitch variance, an- nexed trailing edge along with 120- degree BAR, the last tests of the

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V hull with twin 450-hp diesels and propellers in surfacing condition gave a speed of 60+ knots and over- all performance as to planing time, cruise condition, reverse and off de- sign conditions that, according to the manufacturer, can be consid- ered remarkable.

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