In March this year, Bath Iron Works Corporation awarded to Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., a contract to supply the controllable- pitch main propulsion equipment for the DDG-51, the lead ship of the Arleigh Burke Class of guided-missile destroyers.
Neil H. Whitehead has been appointed sales engineer f o r the midcontinent region by Alco Power Inc. of Auburn, N.Y. In his new position, Mr. Whitehead will be responsible for the sales and service of Alco POWER BOSS diesel engines and parts in the riverboat and industrial diesel markets.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point shipyard near Baltimore recently christened and delivered its second reconstructed maritime prepositioning ship. The RO/ R0 vessel was named the Pfc. James Anderson Jr. in honor of the Vietnam war hero
—Color Brochure Available— West Germany-based Markisches Werk Halver (MWH) has more than 50 years' experience in the design and production of high-quality inlet and exhaust valves. MWH offers a complete range of valves, valve cages, valve rotators,
Croatian-based shipyard, 3.MAJ Brodogradiliste, delivered the first of a contracted four-part tanker series this past August. Named M/T Margara, the 71,345-tdw oil tanker was constructed for Monte Carlo based owners subsidiary Doria Shipping Co., registered in Valetta, Malta.
The new 1988-89 catalog of impellers, published by Barco Corporation of Tampa, Fla., includes two new elastomer Cam/Pumpliners. According to the company, the Barco elastomer products are extremely resistant to sand abrasion and friction caused by dry running.
Italcantieri's Castellamare di Stabia shipyard recently launched the 49,000-dwt bulk carrier Serafina F., one of four sister ships Italcantieri is building for the Ferruzzi Group-Ravenna. Two are building at Castellamare and two at the Genova-Sestri yard.
The Diesel Engines Division of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A., a member of the IRI Group, and one of Europe's major shipbuilding and diversified organizations, is offering a free full-color brochure on their production facilities at Trieste, Italy.
Caterpillar Tractor Company, headquartered in Peoria, 111., recently became Caterpillar Inc. following approval of the name at the annual meeting. Also, the company's state of incorporation has been changed from California to Delaware as a result of the shareholders' action.
— I m p r o v e d C y l i n d e r A n d C r a n k c a s e O i l s— The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing