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proved directional stability, ease of control and mission reliability un- der combat conditions.

Avondale Industries, an em- ployee-owned company headquar- tered in New Orleans, is one of the nation's leading marine fabricators.

In addition to its shipbuilding oper- ations, Avondale specializes in boat and landing craft (LCAC) construc- tion and is a major marine repair contractor for commercial and U.S.

Navy vessels. It is also involved in the modular construction of compo- nents and plants for a variety of land-based industries.

For free literature on the facilities and capabilities of Avondale,

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Metro Machine Wins

Phased Maintenance Pact

Worth $46.9 Million

Metro Machine, Norfolk, Va., was recently awarded a $46.9-million contract by the Naval Sea Systems

Command, Washington, D.C., for the phased maintenance program for the amphibious assault ships (LPH Class) homeported in Nor- folk.

Walker Boat Names

Hopper Chief Estimator

David A. Hopper

Walker Boat Yard, Inc., Paducah,

Ky., recently announced that Da- vid A. Hopper has joined the com- pany as chief estimator.

Mr. Hopper will report to Rob- ert P. Herre, general manager, and has responsibility for the esti- mating department activities.

Prior to joining Walker Boat

Yard, Mr. Hopper served 15 years in various levels of management with St. Louis Ship, and most re- cently as director of operations for an independent towing company.

Paddlewheeler Launched

By Freeport Shipbuilding

Freeport Shipbuilding, Freeport,

Fla., recently launched the paddle- wheeler Sandy Hook Lady for a

New Jersey owner. She is the latest in a series of paddlewheel-driven passenger vessels. It's been six years since Freeport Shipbuilding deliv- ered its first true paddlewheeler and already, the firm has 20 similar ves- sels to its credit.

The vessel was built for owners

Capt. Ron Santee and his son,

Ron Jr. of Atlantic Highlands,


Also being built by the yard is the 76- by 32-foot passenger vessel Jack

London Commodore for a California owner. Due for completion this month, the Jack London Commo- dore is certified to carry 450 passen- gers.

Other work underway at Freeport

Shipbuilding includes the construc- tion of the 124-foot all-aluminum megayacht Webb Tide II and the 110-foot steel megayacht Alpha


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Brazil Merchant Marine

Deregulation Spurs Orders

For 2 New Containerships

At least one Brazilian liner opera- tor has been prompted to contract for two new containerships as a result of merchant marine deregula- tion measures announced recently in Brazil.

Alianca recently signed contracts with Maya shipyards of Rio de Ja- neiro to build two full container- ships with a capacity of 2,000 twen- ty-foot equivalent units each at a cost of $130 million for the pair.

The first ship is scheduled for delivery in late 1992.

Contract Modification

Worth $19.1 Million

Awarded To Electric Boat

The Electric Boat Division of

General Dynamics, Groton, Conn., recently received a $19.1-million contract modification for omnibus engineering and technical services associated with the SSBN-726 Ohio

Class submarine program.



Three a.m. a week from Sunday at the Panama Canal?

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You're in a business where time is money. No question. So you need to know that the quality you expect from Texaco products also extends to Texaco services.

From lubricants to specialized lubricant testing services, from the process of fueling to the computerized processing of orders, it's all full steam ahead when you go with Texaco.

Midnight somewhere near the Indian Ocean? Just give us the coordinates.

TEXACO For complete information and to place your order, contact:


Texaco Inc.

Fuel and Marine Marketing Dept. 2000 Westchester Avenue

White Plains, NY 10650

Phone: (914) 253-4000



Telex: New York 791144

Texaco Ltd.

Fuel and Marine Marketing Dept. 1 Knightsbridge Green

London SW7 1RU

Phone: 071-584-5000


Telex: London 8956681

Ask for the 'Bunker Desk.'

March, 1991

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