Hans K. Schaefer, chairman of the board, has announced that Todd Shipyards Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Australian Shipbuilding Industry Pty., Ltd. of Coogee, Western Australia, for a technology transfer in connection with the repair and overhaul of Australian Navy combatants and auxiliaries. The companies will also work together to acquire repair and overhaul work of U.S. Navy ships that operate in the Far Pacific.
Initially, Todd will provide management and technical personnel to guide the coordination, planning, material procurement, quality assurance, and testing activities for the naval work. "Successful implementation of this program is expected to lead to major overhaul contracts for the Royal Australian Navy that will begin as early as March of 1987," Mr. Schaefer said.
This announcement is particularly important in light of the Australian Ministry of Defense announcement concerning the homeporting of destroyer escorts, frigates, and submarines in Western Australia.
Todd Pacific delivered the last of four guided-missile frigates to the Royal Australian Navy in 1983, and has contracted to assist the Australian Government in building two more of these FFGs in Melbourne.
was commissioned into active service in formal ceremonies November 15 at Todd's facilities on Harbor Island, where Comdr. G.R. Lamperd of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) of Canberra was given HMAS Adelaide's command. The Lord Mavor of Adelaide, the Right Honorable J.V.S. Bowen, was guest of honor
or in the construction process. Of the total of 25 ships awarded to Todd thus far, 21 are for the U.S. Navy and four are f o r the Royal Australian Navy. One of the ships of the current order will be built at the Los Angeles Division and two at the Seattle Division. Mr. Gilbride stated
West Germany and Kockums AB of Sweden—to submit detailed proposals for the design and construction, in Australia, of new submarines for the Royal Australian Navy. The two companies were selected from an original list of seven prominent international submarine designers and builders. Plans
decade, it has built 10 frigates for the Spanish Navy and Royal Norwegian Navy and currently is providing design and technical assistance to the Royal Australian Navy for the construction of 3 AWD destroyers. • LHD ships: It has built one unit for the Spanish Navy, two units for the Royal Australian Navy
Rear Adm. Oscar Hughes, project leader with overall responsibility for the Royal Australian Navy's new submarine project, recently visited Sweden's Hedemora Diesel AB to test-start a prototype engine that is one of a series of engines intended for six submarines. The order, which includes a total of
the ANZAC Ship Project. The project consists of 10 frigates with an option for two additional ships. Eight frigates are scheduled for delivery to the Royal Australian Navy and two for delivery to the Royal New Zealand Navy. The project is one of the decade's most important naval surface combatant shipbuild
missile frigates, of which 30 have been awarded to Todd's Los Angeles and Seattle Divisions, including four built for and delivered to the Royal Australian Navy. Australian personnel will visit both facilities for first-hand exposure to the FFG construction process, and Todd personnel will provide
, and IMODCO vice president- European area, 1972-79, be- fore being named vice presidentbusiness development. He graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College and the Royal Naval Engineering College in the United Kingdom, and served with the Royal Australian Navy from 1949 through
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, Seattle Division, on July 29. This will be the first of two guided missile frigates (FFG-7 Class) which are being built especially for the Royal Australian Navy. On hand for the ceremony were guests from the City of Adelaide, along with Rear Adm. J.D. Murray, Commandant of the 13th Naval District
constructed for certain of our allies. Thus far, awards have been made by the Navy for the construction of 18 USN ships and two ships for the Royal Australian Navy, of which Todd has received 11. Based on present planning, at least 56 more of these ships will be constructed, and Todd expects to continue
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