This Day in Naval History - May 07

Thursday, May 06, 2004
(By Navy News Service)

1779 - Continental Navy sloop Providence captures British brig Diligent off Cape Charles.

1934 - USS Constitution completes tour of principal U.S. ports

1940 - FDR orders Pacific Fleet to remain in Hawaiian waters indefinitely.

1942 - Carrier aircraft sink Japanese carrier Shoho during Battle of Coral Sea.


Contracts

Banks Halt Support for Hanjin

A bankruptcy would be biggest ever for a container shipper. Hanjin Shipping Co's banks are halting support for the South Korean company, its lead creditor said,

Austal Dives into Loss

Australia’s largest shipbuilder Austal posted a full year loss of $84.28 million because a program to build war ships for the US Navy took longer than expected.

Russian Shipbuilder Signs $1 bln Oil Rigs Contract with Iran

Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company (TODC)  have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling

 
 
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