May 22, 1991 |
American Ship Building Co. said Vice Admiral Paul Butcher will replace George Steinbrenner as chairman and chief executive. Butcher, 60, retired from the Navy earlier this month. He was chief of staff and deputy commander-in-chief of the U.S. Transportation Command during Operation Desert Storm. "Much of the credit for our country's great mobilization--called the largest undertaking of its kind in recent history--is due to the efforts of TRANSCOM," said a spokesman for the Tampa, Fla.
November 10, 1991 |
The world's three largest cruise ships have been built in the vast shipyard of Cantiers d'Atlantique on the foggy coast of Brittany, France. Two of them are 74,000-ton vessels capable of carrying as many as 2,766 passengers each--Monarch of the Seas, which enters service in the Caribbean next Sunday, and sister ship Majesty of the Seas, which is expected to arrive in Miami April 26.
June 29, 2003 |
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- While British troops were attacking Washington on Aug. 24, 1814, a minor skirmish in the War of 1812 was taking place at Bodkin Point near the mouth of the Patapsco River south of Baltimore. Writing in his journal, a British Royal Marine lieutenant recorded that the HMS Menelaus, captained by Sir Peter Parker, had burned "a fine schooner named the Lion of Baltimore."
June 11, 2009 |
Deep inside the nation's busiest seaport lurks the old Southwest Marine shipyard, a collection of rusting corrugated-metal buildings, broken windows and dark interiors that has appeared in more than a dozen films and television shows, including "Die Hard," "24" and "CSI: Miami." But these days, the 38-acre site at the Port of Los Angeles is the setting for another kind of high-stakes drama, this time involving competing visions of the port's future.
March 13, 2013 |
Even here in the world capital of far-fetched ideas, this one is more outlandish than most. Two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, frustrated by the shortage of visas that keep some of the world's brightest science and engineering minds from building companies on dry land, have hatched a plan to build a start-up colony in the middle of the Pacific. Max Marty and Dario Mutabdzija say they plan to park a cruise ship 12 nautical miles off the coast of Northern California in international waters.
November 5, 1986
George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees and American Ship Building Co., won a non-binding jury verdict for more than $23 million in a civil securities fraud case he had initiated against a number of business associates and corporations in 1981.