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

BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips 'Quit' Alaska LNG Project

BP, Conoco Phillips, and Exxon Mobil said that the 65-billion dollar megaproject would be too unprofitable for them to move into the next phase of development.

C-Job Designs Flettner Freighter for Switijnk

The Dutch shipping company family Switijnk has contracted C-Job Naval Architects to develop a Rotor Sail-equipped design to meet their specific loading and sailing profile.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding to Slash 2,000 More Jobs

Chinese shipbuilder Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd said it plans to cut 2,000 additional jobs, just under 10 percent of its current workforce, stepping up

 
 
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