Michelle Obama Christens ShipConstructor-Designed Vessel

Monday, August 02, 2010
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On Friday, July 23, First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama christened the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, a vessel that was detail designed and production engineered by Northrop Grumman using ShipConstructor CAD/CAM software.

Stratton is the first Coast Guard patrol cutter to be named after a woman in more than 20 years. The ship is named in honor of Dorothy Constance Stratton, the first female commissioned officer in Coast Guard history. Stratton served as the director of the SPARS, the Women’s Reserve during World War II.

As with the Coast Guard’s previous two National Security Cutters, Northrop Grumman utilized ShipConstructor’s AutoCAD based CAD/CAM software to construct this 418 ft long vessel. All of the individual piece parts required to build this demanding naval project were managed via ShipConstructor’s Marine Information Modeling system.

ShipConstructor integrates shipbuilding capability with AutoCAD and a Microsoft SQL Server, giving shipbuilders the power to efficiently and effectively construct complex vessels.

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