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Teak

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 20, 2014

Teak is the common name for the Tectona grandis, a member of the verbena family native to the hardwood forests of India, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It is a large deciduous tree, growing to a height of 130 feet, with gray and grayish brown branches.

Maritime Construction: Military Vessels

Posted to US Gulf Coast Shipyards (by Patrick LaBauve) on October 28, 2013

There are approximately 40 shipyards in the United States that are currently performing maritime construction and building vessels of 140 feet or longer. These vessels range from super-large oceangoing ships such as cargo ships and oil tankers…