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$400,000 Overhaul

Planning Contract

Awarded MDT

Marine Design Technologies, Inc. (MDT), headquartered in Cherry

Hill, N.J., has been awarded a $400,000-plus indefinite Quality/

Requirements Contract (Lot 1) to support the Supervisor of Ship- building, Conversion and Repair,

USN, Groton, Conn., with overhaul planning.

Donald Tarquini, president of

MDT, stated that MDT would pro- vide planning disciplines for the de- velopment of specification packages for procurement of repairs, conver- sion and alteration of various naval vessels. These services will be pro- vided through MDT's office in Stat- en Island, N.Y. The Naval Under- water System Center, Newport, R.I., is the contracting activity.


Increased. My Speed.,

Saved Fuel &

Didn't Inhibit L

Antif oulants." \

Proof Positive!

Jim Taylor of Jim Taylor Marine Railway in Ft. Myers, Florida ran two 26' boats (one fiberglass, one aluminum) over a 2000 yd. course at a constant 3500 rpm engine speed. When Sea-Slide was applied, both boats ran the course faster.

Sea-Slide cut 12.3 seconds or 12.4% from the time of the fiberglass boat, and 8.1 seconds or 5.6% from the aluminum craft.

That means a saving of time and fuel.

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Antifoulants Still Work!

Sea-Slide does not interfere with normal antifoulant action. Easily ap- plied with brush, spray or roller, Sea-

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Increase your speed and save fuel with Sea-Slide.

Nothing Else Should Be Between

Your Boat And The Water.


Drag Reducing Overcoat

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Circle 113 on Reader Service Card 84

USS Safeguard Commissioned At

Peterson Builders' Sturgeon Bay Yard

The USS Safeguard (ARS-50), the return to wood construction by the lead ship of the new Auxiliary the yard, incorporating all of the

Rescue/Salvage class vessel built by latest state-of-the-art techniques in

Peterson Builders, Inc., was recent- wooden shipbuilding. The yard's ex- ly commissioned at PBI's Sturgeon pertise in wooden ship construction

Bay, Wise. yard. It was the first U.S. is also benefitting the Navy mine

Navy ship commissioning held in countermeasure program. PBI

Sturgeon Bay since the early 1940s, launched the lead ship of the 224-

In response to a commissioning foot wooden MCMs this past spring, directive read by Comdr. John and keel-laying ceremonies were

Drucker, USN, Commander, Ser- also held for another MCM under vice Squadron Five, Lt. Comdr. contract.

Kenneth D. Harvey, USN, was named the ship's new commanding uss SAFEGUARD officer EQUIPMENT LIST

Following remarks by Vice Adm. ^ Etngin®s (4) • • • yPr Caterpillar t tto\td .l Reduction Gears . . . ,GEC of England Thomas J Kllclme, USNR, the Propellers/Shafting . . .Bird-Johnson ship s crew boarded the vessel. Oth- Bow Thruster Brunvoll er speakers at the ceremony in- ship Service eluded PBI president Ellsworth Generators Caterpillar/GE

L. Peterson; Capt. Thomas J. Radars Raytheon

Kile, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Steering System Paul Munroe

Sturgeon Bay, and Comdr. Lowell ShiP Control System Henschel

Mays, USNR, CHC (who rendered [filers Cyclotherm the invocation). A special guest at Machinery Control System . . Eldec iif u- > Switchboards Nelson Electric the ceremony was the ship s spon- cathodic sor, Mrs. E. Dornell Kilcline, Protection . . . Englehard Industries who had christened the vessel at its Anchor Windlass/ launching. ^ ^ Capstans . . . New England Trawler

The USS Safeguard's sophisti- Anchor/Chain Baldt cated computer controls as well as advanced mission-essential equip- p.i . ment place a greater demand on the ''Dergrate vJTTers level of expertise from the crew. Free Bulletin On

These new ARS class ships are 255- foot, steel strongholds capable of New Tough Grating towing a Nimitz class aircraft car- rier, and are equipped to support The Fibergrate Corporation, Dal- extensive salvage diving operations las, Texas, is offering a free bulletin with what is said to be the finest which describes and provides tech- diver life support air system in the nical data on the company's new 2-

Navy fleet. In addition, the ARS inch-thick FRP grating, will perform firefighting services as According to "Fibergrate 2" Bul- part of its broad scope of lifesaving letin 290, the new grating is 400 per- and salvage/assistance operations. cent stiffer than 1-inch grating and

As part of the four-vessel Navy 60 percent stiffer than ll(-inch grat- contract at PBI, this fall the USS ing. It is designed especially for

Safeguard will depart for her home- trench, trough and pit covers sub- port in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, while ject to heavy-duty traffic in corro- her sister ship, ARS-51, Grasp, is sive environments, and offered in commissioned, and a third vessel, four types of resin systems, the Salvor (ARS-52), will undergo Bulletin 290 provides load deflec- trials at PBI. tion tables, fire-retardancy Class 1

Other activities at the yard in- Flame Spread data, panel sizes, elude the final steps involved in the weights, etc. 108-foot Yard Patrol Craft program. For further information and a free

The YP ships are ahead of schedule copy of "Fibergrate 2" Bulletin in trialing and subsequent delivery 290, to the Annapolis Naval Academy. .. , „ _ . _ . .

This seven-ship contract marked C.rcle 39 on Reader Serv.ce Card

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