FGH Delivers High Tech Vessel To Navy

Thursday, November 02, 2000
Friede Goldman Halter (FGH) held the christening ceremony of USNS Impeccable on November 1 at its Pascagoula, MS shipyard. The vessel's mission will involve the collection, processing and transmission of acoustic data in support of the Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems (IUSS) mission requirements. Boasting a unique hull form, the 282-ft. (85.9 m) vessel will be operated by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) - utilizing both civilian and naval personnel. It is touted as the quietest vessel that the government operates, outside of submarines.

Navy

This Day In Naval History: August 29

1861 - During the Civil War, Seaman Benjamin Swearer lands with troops from the steam sloop of war, Pawnee, and takes part in the capture of Fort Clark, at Hatteras Inlet, N.

USS Freedom Suffers Casualty

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Michelle Obama Sponsors Attack Submarine

General Dynamics Electric Boat has delivered to the U.S. Navy an attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for her home state, reports AP.

Finance

California: A Strong Shipbuilding State

Fifth in the nation for direct employment, California shipbuilding and repair industry supports nearly 35,000 jobs; Maritime Administrator highlights economic importance

Advent Hires Banks to Sell Control of Brazil Port

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SUNY Maritime Among 'Best Bang for the Buck' Colleges

SUNY Maritime College has been named one of the best colleges for its price by Washington Monthly.   SUNY Maritime placed in the top 30 schools in the Northeast.

 
 
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