This Day in Naval History - Nov. 18

Friday, November 18, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1890 - USS Maine, the first American battleship, is launched.

1922 - Cdmr. Kenneth Whiting in a PT seaplane, makes first catapult launching from aircraft carrier, USS Langley (CV 1), at anchor in the York River.

1962 - USS Currituck (AV 7) rescues 13 Japanese fishermen from their disabled fishing boat Seiyu Maru, which was damaged in Typhoon Karen.


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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