This Day In Naval History - Jan. 12

Thursday, January 12, 2006
From the Navy News Service

1813 - U.S. frigate Chesapeake captures the British warship Volunteer.

1848 - Sloop Lexington attacked in San Blas, Mexico.

1953 - Aircraft landings are tested aboard USS Antietam (CVS 36), the first angled-deck carrier.


Shipbuilding

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Commissions First Floating Dock

Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) has commissioned its first floating drydock located in Mina Zayed as the company looks to expand its commercial service offering.

NAT Names 2 New Tankers in South Korea

wo new tankers, Nordic Star and Nordic Space, were named August 24 for owner Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT).   NAT founder and chairman Herbjørn Hansson was present at the naming ceremony,

Japanese Yards Mull Shipbuilding Alliance

Four major Japanese shipbuilders are in discussions to form an alliance in hopes of riding out the industry slump.   Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced

 
 
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