As far back to the early 1900's when the transatlantic crossing ruled the day, the motto of the cruise ship industry was to provide passengers with a vacation that was both relaxing and hospitable. For the most part, the majority of these passengers
Newport News Shipbuilding recently delivered two jumboized commercial ships, the Charleston, and the Fredericksburg. The Charleston, ex Cities Service Norfolk, is owned by the Arieadne Corporation of Lake Success, N.Y., one of the Berger Group companies.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Corporation, 1 Riverside Avenue, Somerset, Mass. 02725, recently announced the delivery of an allsteel 48-foot by 16-foot tug, Tappan Zee II, to the New York State Thruway Authority. There is really nothing spectacular about the boat—it's just a plain,
Walter Todd, president of Great American Boat Company, has announced the signing of a contract with Bender Ship Repair, Inc. of Mobile to do the re-powering work for the towboat Great America. "We are doing a tremendous amount of work on this vessel," said Mr.
Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, recently laid the keel for the U.S. Navy auxiliary oiler Willamette (AO-I8O). She is the fourth in a series of five that Avondale is building for the Navy. Named for
the spread of a mussel infestation that had wreaked havoc in the Great Lakes. The zebra mussel is spreading faster than had been anticipated. Once they have established colonies, it is virtually impossible to eliminate them, Carlos M. Fetterolf Jr.
Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has announced two multimillion-dollar projects for the firm's Berkley plant: Norshipco has signed a contract in excess of 15 million dollars with the Brazilian shipyard Ishikawajima do Brasil-Estaleiros S.
David H. Klinges, vice president in charge of shipbuilding, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem, Pa., recently announced a reorganization of the department, effective December 1, 1979. Continuing to head the shipbuilding executive offices are Mr.