Bird-Johnson Wins Contract To Supply T-AO Class Propellers

Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., has been awarded the contracts to supply the twin-screw controllable-pitch (CP) propeller systems for the Navy fleet oilers TAOs 198, 200, 202 and 204.

Avondale Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc. of New Orleans, La., which is building the ships, made the announcement earlier this year following a thorough evaluation of proposals from a number of manufacturers. Bird-Johnson is supplying the CP propeller systems for the 11 previously contracted T-AO-187 Henry J. Kaiser Class oilers.

The nickel-aluminum-bronze blades will be manufactured at Bird-Johnson's Pascagoula, Miss., propeller foundry. Assembled, each 21-foot diameter, four-bladed CP propeller unit will be rated at 16,000 hp. Delivery of the propellers will being in August 1989.

Bird-Johnson Company is a leading manufacturer of controllable and fixed pitch propellers for commercial and naval applications with facilities in Walpole, Mass.; Pascagoula, Miss.; and Seattle, Wash.

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