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The three Twin-Path Extra lifting slings in place around the 419-ton U.S. Navy ship at

Lantana Boatyard, Lantana, Fla.

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Extra lifting slings, weighing only 250 pounds each, were used in a recent launching of a 419-ton Navy vessel.

Southern Industrial Corporation was contracted by the U.S. Navy to launch a 150-foot long, 419-ton

Navy ship built by Lantana Boat- yard of Lantana, Fla. Southern In- dustrial purchased three Twin-Path

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Twin-Path Extra lifting slings are made of Dupont Kevlar, an uncom-

Ingalls To Drydock

Navy Destroyer Under $3.9-Million Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded In- galls Shipbuilding division of Litton

Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., a $3.9-million contract to conduct drydocking and maintenance work on the guided missile destroyer USS

Luce (DDG-38).

Ingalls will place the ship in dry- dock for work on the hull, including refurbishing valves, propulsion shafting, propellers and repainting.

Also included in the contract is maintenance work on the ship's main propulsion boilers. During the peak work period, as many as 300 employees from Ingalls' existing work force will be involved in the project.

The 512-foot, 6,150-ton USS

Luce, which was commissioned in

May 1961, is scheduled to be at

Ingalls from February through June 1989.

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Twin-Path Extra lifting slings long- term wear performance, as well as the reason the units are both flexi- ble enough to store and light enough for one person to carry. Slingmax

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Major Navy Contracts (continued) rines at the Naval Submarine Base, Kings

Bay, Ga. The tugs will be constructed by

North American Shipbuilding, Inc., a subsid- iary of Edison Chouest Offshore, Inc. The performance period is 17 months with two 17-month options. The boats will begin ser- vice between October 1989 and May 1990.

The Military Sealift Command is the con- tracting activity (N00033-89-C-1201).

November 14

Continental Maritime of San Diego, San

Diego, Calif., was awarded a $3,145,701 firm-fixed-price contract for Selected Re- stricted Availability for USS Sides (FFG-14).

Work is expected to be completed April 21, 1989. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Con- version and Repair, Long Beach Calif., is the contracting activity (N00024-85-H-8212).

General Dynamics Corporation, Convair

Division, San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $190,972,372 firm-fixed-price contract for

Tomahawk sea-launched cruise missile all- up-rounds. This contract includes 99 new all-up-rounds, the conversion of 67 pre- viously procured ground-launched cruise missiles to sea-launched configuration, and spares. Work is expected to be completed in

March 1991. The Cruise Missiles Project

Office, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00019-88-C-3137).

Crow Construction Company, N.Y., was awarded a $5,747,000 firm-fixed-prepriced option to a previously awarded contract for the construction of a Fleet Operations/Ship

Maintenance Facility at the Naval Station,

Staten Island, N.Y. Work is expected to be completed in June 1990. The Naval Facili- ties Engineering Command, Northern Divi- sion, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N62472-85-C-0018).

November 15

Swiftships Inc., Morgan City, La., was awarded a $3.5-million contract for Craft of

Opportunity equipment and services for the

Arab Republic of Egypt. Work is to be com- pleted by August 1989. The contract was awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Com- mand, Washington, D.C. (N00024-89-C- 2076).

November 16

National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San

Diego, Calif., was awarded a $5.8-million modification to a contract for a phased maintenance program for the USS Bristol

County (LST-1198). Work was to be com- pleted by Feb. 10, 1989. The contract was awarded by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding,

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