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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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