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Avondale Christens First Of Five

Fleet Oilers Building For Navy

Principals in Christening of the Kaiser included (L to R): Capt. William Pfister, USN;

F. Joseph Haydel, vice president and general manager-raw materials, Kaiser Aluminum &

Chemical Company; Capt. Paul D. Hurst, USN, Supervisor of Shipbuilding-New Orleans;

Mrs. William N. Small, sponsor; Albert L. Bossier Jr., president of Avondale; flower girl Staci

Ann Bolden; Hon. Jennings Randolph, retired U.S. Senator from West Virginia; Rep. Lindy

Boggs of Louisiana; Adm. William N. Small, USN(Ret.); and Commo. Harry K. Fiske, USN. assistant deputy commander-surface ships, Naval Sea Systems Command.

The first in a series of five fleet oilers under construction for the

U.S. Navy by Avondale Shipyards, a division of Avondale Industries,

Inc., was christened USNS Henry J.

Kaiser (T-AO-187) in recent cere- monies at the yard near New Or- leans. Named for the late Henry J.

Kaiser, founder of Kaiser Alumi- num and Chemical Corporation and one of America's leading industrial- ists of this century, the vessel is scheduled for delivery in September 1986.

Mrs. William Small, wife of

Adm. William Small, USN(Ret.), former Vice Chief of Naval Opera- tions, was the ship's sponsor. Princi- pal speaker was Hon. Jennings

Randolph, retired U.S. Senator from West Virginia. Other speakers included Commo. Harry K. Fiske,

USN, assistant deputy commander, surface ships, Naval Sea Systems

Command; U.S. Representative

Lindy Boggs, (D-LA); and Adm.


The Kaiser and the other four vessels in this new class of fleet oil- ers are being constructed using state-of-the-art techniques for pre- fabricated modules. Large modular units are assembled and outfitted with piping, ventilation ducts, elec- trical wireways, and other equip- ment in various zones of the ship- yard. Then they are moved to the building site and erected. Pre-pack- aged units of heavy machinery are also assembled ashore and then lifted aboard for installation. As a result of these techniques, the Kais- er was approximately 83 percent complete at launching.

The Kaiser has an overall length of 667 Vz feet, beam of 97 Vi feet, and maximum draft of 36 feet. She is powered by twin 10-cylinder, me- dium-speed Colt/Pielstick PC4.2 diesel engines, and will be capable of a service speed of 20 knots. The twin-screw design of the T-AO-187 class provides improved directional stability, ease of control, and mis- sion reliability under combat condi- tions.

The new ship has a cargo oil capacity of 183,500 barrels in 18 car- go tanks, and will be capable of simultaneously receiving, storing, and discharging two separate grades of cargo (JP-5 and DFM). All cargo pump and valve operations and the ship's segregated ballast system will be operated from the cargo control center located in the aft superstruc- ture. This control center has an overview of the entire underway re- plenishment deck. Underway cargo transfer will be accomplished using transfer rigs with hoses suspended by a span wire that is automatically maintained in a constant-tension condition. The T-AO-187 class ves- sels are also capable of vertical re- plenishment from a helicopter facil- ity aft of the accommodation house.

Avondale Shipyards division of

Avondale Industries is a newly created corporation comprised of former subsidiaries of Ogden Corpo- ration. The subsidiaries were pur- chased and transformed into a new corporation by employees through an Employee Stock Ownership

Plan. The sale was completed in

September this year.

Blount Marine Corp., P.O. Box 368, Warren, Rl 02885

Boston Whaler Commercial Div., 1149 Hingham St., Rockland MA 02370

Burrard Yarrows Corporation, P.O. Box 86099, North Vancouver, B.C., Can- ada

Cantieri Navali Riuniti, Via Cipro, 11, 16100 Geneva, Italy

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Inc., 710 Fitzwater St., Salisbury, MD 21801

Conrad Industries, P.O. Box 790, Morgan City, LA 70380

Coast Iron & Machine Works, 5225-7th Street E„ Tacoma, WA 98424

Dubai Drydocks, P.O. Box 8988, Dubai, United Arab Emirates—U.S.A.

Agents: Keppel Marine Agencies, Inc., 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10040, 6240 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77057

Eastern Marine, Inc., P.O. Box 1009, Panama City, FL 32401

Genstar Marine, 10 Pemberton Ave., No. Vancouver, B.C., Canada V7P 2R1

Golten Marine Co., Inc., 160 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231

HBC Barge Co. Brownsville, PA 15417

Hitachi Zosen Corp., 1-1-1 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100, Japan

Hong Kong United Dockyards Ltd., P.O. Box 534, Kowloon Central Post

Office, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hyundi Mipo Dockyard Ltd., 456 Cheonha-Dong, Ulsan, Korea

Industrial Marine Engineering Ltd., P.O. Box 172, Suva, Fiji

Jakobson Shipyard Inc., P.O. Box 329, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Jeffboat Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind. 47130

Jered Brown Brothers, Inc., 56 S. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills, Ml 48057

Keppel Shipyard Limited, 325 Telok Blangah Road, P.O. Box 2169, Singapore 0409

Koch Ellis Barge & Ship Service, P.O. Box 9130, Westwego, LA 70094

Kone Corp. P.O. Box 6 SF-05801 Hyvinkaa, Finland

Paul Lindenau GmbH, & Co., Schiffswerft u. Maschinenfabrik, D-2300 Kiel-

Friedrichsort, West Germany

Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Co., 2929 16th Avenue, S.W., Seat- tle, WA 98134

M.A.N. GHH Sterkrade, P.O.B. 110240, D 4200 Oberhausen 11, West Ger many

Main Iron Works, Inc., P.O. box 1918, Houma, LA 70361

Marathon LeTourneau Offshore, P.O. Box 61865, Houston, TX 77208

Marinette Maine Corporation, Marinette, Wl 54143

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., 5-1, Marunochi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Toyko, 100 Japan

MonArk Boat Co., P.O. Box 210, Monticello, AR 71655

Moran Shipping Agencies, 602 Sawyer, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77077

Moss Point Marine Inc., P.O. Box 1310, Escatawpa, MS 39552

National Marine Service (Shipyard Division), P.O. Box 38, Hartford, IL 62048

National Steel & Shipbuilding Corp., San Diego, CA 92112

Nautilus Surveys Inc., 10822 Sageleaf Lane, Houston, TX 77089

Neorion Shipyards Syros Ltd., Syros, Greece-U.S.A. Agents: Keppel Marine

Agencies Inc., 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, 6420 Richmond Ave.,

Houston, TX 77057

Newport News Shipbuilding, 4101 Washington Ave., Newport News, VA 23607

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Inc., P.O. Box 580, 5400 S. Cameron Rd.,

Freeland, WA 98249

Pennsylvania Shipbuilding, P.O. Box 442, Chester, PA 19016

Promet (PTE) Ltd., 27 Pandam Rd., Jurong Industrial Estate, Singapore 22

Promet Marine Services Corp., 242 Aliens Ave., Providence, Rl 02905

Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Samsung Main Bldg. 250, 2Ka, Taepyong-ro, Chung-ku, Seoul, Korea

Southwest Marine, Inc., P.O. Box 13308, San Diego, CA 92113

Tampa Shipyards Inc., P.O. Box 1277, Tampa, FL 33601

Thomas Marine, 37 Bransford St., Patchogue, NY 11772

Todd Shipyards Corp., 1 State St. Plaza, New York, NY 10004

Tracor Marine, P.O. Box 13107, Port Everglades, FL 33316

Vanguard Services, P.O. Drawer A, New Johnsonville, TN 37134

Verreault Navigation Inc., Les Mechins, Quebec, G0J 1T0

Waller Marine, Inc. 11777 Katy Freeway/Suite 395, Houston, TX

Westport Shipyard, Inc., P.O. Box 308, Westport, WA 98595

Zidell Explorations, Inc., 3121 S.W. Moody Street, Portland, OR 97201


Pilotage Consultants, Inc., P.O. Box 2046, New Hyde Park, NY 11040


Marine Safety International, Marine Air Terminal, LaGuardia Airport, NY 11371


Riley-Beaird, P.O. Box 31115, Shreveport, LA 71130


Robert H. Wager Co., Inc., Passaic Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928


Johnson Rubber Co., Duramax Marine Div., 16025 Johnson St., Middlefield,

OH 44062

Smith-Meeker Engineering Co., 157 Chambers St., New York, N.Y. 10007


Advanced Technologies Dept. PZ-01, 7926 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22102

Francis B. Crocco, Inc., P.O. Box 1411, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00903

Frank Jeffrey & Assoc., 5201 Westbank Exp., Suite 206, Marrero, LA 70073

M.A. Stream Associates, Inc., 400 Second Ave. W„ Seattle, WA 98119


Butterworth Inc. (USA), 3721 Lapas Dr., P.O. Box 18312, Houston, TX 77223- 9989

Butterworth Systems (UK), 123 Beddington Lane, Croydon CR9 4NX, Eng- land

Gamlen Marine Division, 375 Allwood Rd., Clifton, NY 07013

Gamajet Equipment Div., Sybron Chemicals Inc., 121 S. Maple Ave., So. San

Francisco, CA 94080

Petrochemical Services, Inc., 3820 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70117

SAAB Tank Control, 5 Marine View Plaza, Hoboken, NJ 07030


American United Marine Corp., 5 Broadway, Route 1, Sagas, MA 01906

Kongsberg North America Inc., 400 Oser Ave., Hauppauge, NY 1 1738

Oil Recovery Systems, Inc., 1420 Providence Hwy., Norwood, MA 02062

SAAB Tank Control, 5 Marine View Plaza, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Transamerica Delaval, Inc., Gems Sensors Division, Cowles Road, Plainville,

CT 06062


T.W. Spaetgens, 156 W. 8th Ave., Vancouver, Canada, V5Y 1N2

TOWING—Barges, Vessel Chartering, Lighterage, Salvage, etc.

Boy Houston Towing Co., 2243 Milford, P.O. Box 3006, Houston, TX 77253

Curtis Bay Towing Co., Mercantile Bldg., Baltimore, MD 21202

Jan Erik Dyvi A/S, P.O. box 454, Sentrum, Norway

McAllister Bros., Inc., 17 Battery PI., New York, NY 10004

McDonough Marine Service, P.O. Box 26206, New Orleans, LA

Midland Affiliated Co., 580 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45201

Moran Towing & Transportation Co., Inc., One World Trade Center, Suite 5335, New York, NY 10048

National Marine Service, Transport Div., 1750 Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63144

Port Allen Marine Service, Inc., P.O. Box 108, Port Allen, LA 70767; Walker

Boat Yard, P.O. Box 729, Port Allen, LA

Suderman & Young Co., Inc., 918 World Trade Bldg., Houston, TX 77002

Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Corp. 1 Edgewater Plaza Staten Island, N.Y. 10305


Crawford Fitting Company, 29500 Solon Road, Solon, OH 44139

Baily, Division of CMB Industries, P.O. Box 8070, Fresno, CA 93747

Boston Metals Co., 313 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Cajon Co., 9760 Shepard Rd., Macedonia, OH 44056

Elliott Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Remote Valve Operating Equipment), P.O. Box 773, Binghamton, NY 13902

Hayward Marine Products, 900 Fairmount Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Jamesbury Corp. 640 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605

Nupro Co., 4800 E. 345th St., Willoughby, OH 44094

Parker Hydraulic Valve Didision, 520 Ternes Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035

Parker Actuator Division, 9948 Rittman Road, P.O. Box 450, Wadsworth, OH 44281-0450

Parker Systems Division, 651 Robbins Drive, Box 3500, Troy, Ml 48007- 3500

Pittsburgh Brass Manufacturing, Sandy Hill Rd., R.D. 6 Box 387-A, Irwin, PA 15642

Sno-Trik Co., 9760 Shepard Rd., Macedonia, OH 44056

Stacey/Fetterolf Corporation, P.O. Box 103, Skippack, PA 19474

Stockham Valves & Fittings, Box 10326, Birmingham, AL 35202

Swagelok Company, 5171 Hudson Dr., Hudson, OH 44236

Tate Andale Inc., 1941 Landsdowne Rd., Baltimore, MD 21227

Robert H. Wager Co., Inc., Passaic Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928

Waukesha Bearings Corp., 405 Commerce St., P.O. Box 798, Waukesha, Wl 53186

Whitey Co., 318 Bishop Road, Highland Heights, OH 44143

William E. Williams Valve Corporation, 38-52 Review Avenue, Long Island

City, NY 11101

Zidell Explorations, Inc., (Valve Division), 3121 S.W. Moody Avenue, Portland,

OR 97201


Wallenius Lines, P.O. Box 17086, S-10432 Stockholm, Sweden


DLI Engineering Corp., 253 Winslow Way West, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


Alfa Laval, Inc., Dept. MR-2, 2115 Linwood Ave., Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Atlas-Danmark Marine & Offshore Baltorpej, 154 DK-2750 Ballerup, Copen- hagen, Denmark, TX 35177 Atlas DK

Drew Chemical Corporation, One Drew Chemical Plaza, Boonton, NJ 07005

Everpure, Inc.. 660 N. Blackhawk Dr., Westmont, IL 60559

Marland Environmental Systems, 8188 Newington Road, Lorton, VA 22079

MECO (Mechanical Equipment Company, Inc.), 861 Carondelet St., New

Orleans, LA 70130

Oil Recovery Systems, Inc., 1420 Providence Hwy., Norwood, MA 02062

Riley-Beaird, P.O. Box 31115, Shreveport, LA 71130

Sweetwater, 8188 Newington Road, Lorton, VA 22079


Alden Electronics, 40 Washington St., Westborough, MA 01581


KSM Fastening Systems Inc., 301 New Albany Rd., Moorestown, NJ 08057

Metallizing Co. of America, Inc., 321 So. Hamilton, Sullivan, IL 61951

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 1079, Appleton, Wl 54912


Enerjee Ltd., 32 S. Lafayette Ave., Morrisville, PA 19067


Fritz Culver, Inc., P.O. Box 569, Covington, LA 70434

Markey Machinery Co., 79 South Horton St., Seattle, Washington 98134

McElroy Machine & Mfg. Co., Inc., Lorraine Rd., Industrial Seaway, Gulfport,

MS 39501

Nashville Bridge Co., P.O. Box 239 Nashville TN 37202

Schoellhorn Albrecht, Div. of St. Louis Ship, 3460 So. Broadway, St. Louis,

MO 63118

Smith Berger Marine Inc., 516 S. Chicago St., Seattle, WA 98108


Kearfott Marine Products, A Singer Co., 550 South Fulton Avenue, Mt. Ver- non, NY 10550


Atlantis Services, Inc., 1057 Kings Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207


AMP Special Industries, P.O. Box 1776, Southeastern, PA 19399

Anixter Bros., Inc., 4711 Golf Road, One Concourse Plaza, Skokie, IL 60076

Atlantic Cordage Corp., 60 Grant Ave., Carteret, NJ 07008

Delco Wire & Cable, Inc., 257 Rittenhouse Circle, Keystone Industrial Park,

Bristol, PA 19007

Seacoast Electric Supply Corp., 225 Passaic St., Passaic, NJ 07055

Seacoast Electric Supply Corp., 1505 Oliver St., Houston, TX 77007


Atlantic Cordage Corp., 60 Grant Ave., Carteret, NJ 07008

Bethlehem Steel Corp., Martin Tower, Bethlehem, PA 18018

A.L. Don Company, Foot of Dock Street, Matawan, NJ 07747


The Piatt Bros. & Co., Box 1030, Waterbury, CT 06721

Thermal Reduction Company, 1 Pavilion Avenue, Riverside, NJ 08075

Smith & McCroken, 153 Franklin St., New York, NY 10013

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