Marine Link
Friday, January 19, 2018

New Hampshire News

USS New Hampshire Goes for Maintenance

Image: The USS New Hampshire Community Commissioning Committee

The Virginia-class  nuclear-powered attack submarine USS New Hampshire has arrived at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) for maintenance work, AP reported. It is the fifth Virginia-class submarine and the third U.S. Navy ship to be named in honor of the state of New Hampshire. USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) will complete scheduled maintenance work and several system upgrades while in the Shipyard. New Hampshire is the first Virginia-class major maintenance availability for the shipyard since completing the inaugural availability on USS Virginia (SSN 774) in 2012.

Raymarine to Relocate U.S. Headquarters

Raymarine is relocating its U.S. headquarters. Raymarine will be moving from its Nashua, New Hampshire location to new offices at 21 Manchester Street in Merrimack, New Hampshire. The company will be fully situated at the new location on April 11th. "We had a number of goals in mind when selecting the location of our new U.S. headquarters," said Terry Carlson, president, Raymarine. "We wanted a building that was more reflective of the caliber of our products and the Raymarine corporate image, as well as one that would offer us greater efficiencies. It was also very important that we remain in the New Hampshire area for our employees and our customers.

Eight Months Early: Navy Takes Delivery of New Hampshire

The Navy took delivery of its newest attack submarine, Pre Commissioning Unit (PCU) New Hampshire (SSN 778), from General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) on Aug. 27, eight months early to its contract delivery date. New Hampshire is the fifth Virginia-Class submarine and the third delivered by GDEB. New Hampshire's early delivery is an important milestone for both the submarine force and the Virginia-Class Program. Rear Adm. (sel) Dave Johnson, Virginia-Class Program Manager commented, "Our shipbuilding partners have played an active role in reducing construction time and cost, both through the Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) incentive program that improves facilities and LEAN initiatives that make shipbuilding more efficient."  USS Hawaii (SSN 776) and USS North Carolina (SSN 777)…

NOAA's 'Ferdinand R. Hassler' Begins Survey Project

Hassler arrives at homeport: Photo credit NOAA

NOAA’s newest survey ship, the 'Ferdinand R. Hassler will operate mainly along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, Caribbean Sea and Great Lakes, acquiring data to update NOAA’s nautical charts. Her mission, however, is not limited to collecting bathymetry, explains retired NOAA Capt. Andy Armstrong, co-director of the Joint Hydrographic Center/Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. Local government officials have provided a warm welcome to Hassler’s crew. Noting “the enthusiastic welcome from the townspeople and local businesses,” Hassler commanding officer Lt.

New Sub Dubbed New Hampshire

During a visit to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England announced his decision to name the next Virginia-class submarine in honor of the State of New Hampshire. The new, nuclear-powered, attack submarine, designated SSN 778, will be built by General Dynamics Electric Boat (Conn.) and Northrop Grumman Newport News (Va.). The Virginia-class submarines are the most advanced in the world and are the first U.S. submarines to be designed for battlespace dominance across a broad spectrum of regional and littoral missions, as well as open-ocean, "blue water," missions. Capable of launching Tomahawk missiles and deploying with special operations forces such as the Navy SEALs (Sea…

HydroComp Adds Adam Kaplan as Project Engineer

Photo: HydroComp

HydroComp, Inc. added of Adam Kaplan to the staff in Durham, New Hampshire USA as Project Engineer. Adam will be the lead for development of new versions of PropExpert and PropCad software. He is also on the front-line of customer support to HydroComp’s worldwide users. Mr. Kaplan is not a new face to HydroComp; he started as engineering intern at HydroComp during his mechanical engineering studies at the University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences where he earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 21

1791-  Hopley Yeaton of New Hampshire was commissioned as "Master of a Cutter in the Service of the United States for the Protection of the Revenue."  This first commission of a seagoing officer of the United States was signed by George Washington and attested to by Thomas Jefferson.  Twelve other commissions of officers of revenue cutters were signed on the same date.  Yeaton was subsequently assigned to command the Revenue cutter Scammel, stationed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.   1916- On this date Third Lieutenant Elmer Stone, USCG became the first Coast Guard officer ordered to flight training.  He reported to Pensacola Naval Aviation Training School.   (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

General Dynamics USS New Hampshire Contract

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $23.7m contract modification by the U.S. Navy to prepare for the post-shakedown availability (PSA) on the nuclear submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). The PSA, which will comprise maintenance, repairs, alterations and testing, will be performed in Groton and is expected to begin in February. Up to 800 employees will be engaged in the work, which is scheduled for completion in September 2010. New Hampshire, the fifth ship of the Virginia Class, was delivered to the Navy in August 2008. Electric Boat and its construction teammate, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, have received contracts to produce a total of 18 Virginia-class submarines. Thirty ships are planned altogether.

Austal Christens Manchester (LCS 14)

Austal officials joined ship sponsor U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and many distinguished guests in celebrating the christening of the nation’s 14th littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Manchester, here Saturday, May 7, 2016. Manchester (LCS 14) is the fifth LCS in Austal’s 11-ship, contract worth over $3.5 billion. With its shallow draft of 14 feet, the Austal-built Independence-variant LCS is an advanced high-speed and agile 419-foot aluminium trimaran combat ship that combines superior seakeeping, endurance and speed with the volume and payload capacity needed to support emerging missions. “On behalf of Austal USA’s shipbuilding team…

Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Manchester

Independence Class of littoral combat ships Photo USN

The Navy will christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Manchester (LCS 14), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, May 7 in Mobile, Alabama. Manchester, designated LCS 14, honors the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. Thomas Oppel, chief of staff to the secretary of the Navy, will serve as the principal speaker. New Hampshire Senator, the Honorable Jeanne Shaheen, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by Shaheen breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow to formally christen the ship, which is a time-honored Navy tradition.

USS New Hampshire Joins Fleet

USS New Hampshire (SSN 778), the Navy's newest nuclear-powered attack submarine and the fifth of the Virginia-class, was brought to life Oct. 25 during a commissioning ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Cheryl McGuinness served as the ship's sponsor, and gave the order to man the ship. McGuinness is the widow of Lt. Cmdr. Thomas McGuinness, a veteran Navy pilot and a co-pilot on American Airlines Flight 11 that was flown into the of the by terrorists Sept. 11, 2001. More than 3,500 guests, including the crew's family and friends, submarine veterans and shipyard workers, attended the ceremony welcoming the submarine as the fourth naval vessel to be named .

Port of New Hampshire Enhances Security

Security at the Port of New Hampshire is expected to be enhanced by the acquisition of a boat, which would be used to fight maritime fires and help in other water-based emergencies, the Union Leader reports. The vessel is expected to be ready by the fall of next year. The future city fireboat is one portion of the port's overall security plan. Other security improvements at the port include the construction of a new guard shack, the installation of perimeter lighting, as well as closed circuit television and monitoring equipment, whose software is now being installed. The total cost of the security improvements is $1.54 million, of which $320,000 comes from the port. Source: The Union Leader

New Hampshire Oil Spill Contained

Crews from Public Service of New Hampshire were returning to the site of an oil spill at low tide Tuesday to ensure that all remaining contaminated soil is removed, according to a Seacoast Online report. The spill was discovered PSNH officials Monday morning and was caused by an oil line relief valve in a holding tank that released the oil into the ground. PSNH officials, the Coast Guard and environmental groups worked quickly, containing the accidental spill on their property before it could spread. According to the report, approximately 75 to 80 gallons of oil were released, but the area of the spill has since been contained. Source: Seacoast Online

Infinova Hires Regional Sales Manager

Infinova, a manufacturer of complete CCTV security/surveillance and Fiber Optic solutions, has hired Robert Connaghan as Regional Sales Manager in the United States covering: Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania (Eastern), New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Seakeeper New Rep Firm Commar Sales

Seakeeper has brought on ComMar Sales to handle the East Coast, South, Gulf Coast and Florida distribution of its line of Gyro Stabilization Systems. ComMar will represent Seakeeper in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Washington DC. (www.seakeeper.com)

This Day in U.S. Naval History - May 6

 1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco    1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off Virginia Capes to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in Washington, DC   1942 - CAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China   1945 - Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands   (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History – May 6

1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco 1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off Virginia Capes to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in Washington, DC 1942 - CAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China 1945 - Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – May 6

1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco 1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off Virginia Capes to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in Washington, DC 1942 - CAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China 1945 - Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - May 06

By the Navy News Service 1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in . 1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in . 1942 - CAPT Milton Miles arrives in , to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China. 1945 - Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from .

Today in U.S. Naval History: May 6

USS New Hampshire. Photo: U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Today in U.S. naval history - May 6. 1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco 1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off Virginia Capes to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in Washington, DC 1942 – Capt. Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China 1945 - Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands For more information about U.S. naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil .

Today in U.S. Naval History: May 5

USS New Hampshire (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - May 5 1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco 1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off Virginia Capes to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in Washington, D.C. 1942 - Capt. Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China 1945 - Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - May 06

1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco. 1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off Virginia Capes to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in Washington, DC. 1942 - CAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China. 1945 - Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands. (Source: Navy News Service)

Cat C32 ACERT Repowers M/S Mount Washington

Photo courtesy Caterpillar Marine & Petroleum Communications

For the first time in 63 seasons of scenic cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, the M/S Mount Washington will rely on clean diesel power from a pair of newly installed Cat C32 ACERT marine engines. Through the help of funds from the U.S. government’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Mount Washington Cruises received an EPA grant to replace older diesel engines with new “greener” technology. The M/S Mount Washington was one of nine projects funded in the northeast and the only project funded in New Hampshire.

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Dec 2017 - The Great Ships of 2017

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News