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Sunday, September 20, 2020

National Maritime Museum

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 30, 2014

The UK’s National Maritime Museum in Greenwich was authorized by the National Maritime Act of 1934 and formally opened by King George VI and Princess Elizabeth on 27 April 1937. It is situated in the Greenwich Royal Park in buildings formally…

Whaleship Charles W Morgan

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 20, 2013

The whaleship Charles W. Morgan, on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975, is the only wooden whaleship surviving from the large nineteenth-century fleet of American whalers. It was built in 1841 in New Bedford at a cost of $48…

T-3

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 15, 2013

T-3, also known as Fletcher’s Ice Island, was a large iceberg in the Arctic Ocean used for many years as a scientific research facility by the United States Government. It was identified in 1947 by USAF Colonel Joseph O. Fletcher. Following the end of World War II…

Jaigarh, a tale of two ports

Posted to Jaigarh, a tale of two ports (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 28, 2012

Jaigarh river, today is a tale of two ports situated on either side of the river, both of which are situated about 110 nautical miles south of Mumbai. The concession agreement with the Chowgule Ports & Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., a constituent company of Chowgule Group was signed in March…

Shipbuilding Facilities in the Gulf Coast

Posted to Ship Building in the US Gulf Coast Region (by Tyler LeCompte) on February 28, 2012

There are a number of shipbuilding facilities throughout the Gulf Coast region but the facilities at LEEVAC are second to none. From our well-equipped CAD engineering department to our state-of-the-art indoor fabrication shops complete with an automated NC cutting table…

Waiting for the inventory bounce

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 4, 2011

Orders from European and US importers have hit all time lows, pushing the thousands of mainland factories to the brink and many over the edge. With many operating at limited capacity, factories have been battling to cope with a sharp drop in orders in the past few months.