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John McCarthy moves up at Seaspan Shipyards

John McCarthy named CEO of Seaspan Shipyards

North Vancouver, B.C. based Seaspan Shipyards reports that the Board of Directors of its parent, The Washington Companies, has appointed John McCarthy as CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, effective immediately. He succeeds Mark

DDG 1000 is out on sea trials

 No other details yet, but a couple of photos have been released and a couple of video clips have cropped up on YouTube, all of which show the dramatic difference between the vessel’s stealthy tumblehome hull form with wavepiercing bow and the exteriors of more traditional destroyers.

The “Star Wars” flavor of the ship is not confined to its external appearance: DDG 1000 introduces a wide range of new technologies including Electric Drive/Integrated Power Systems, ship control and damage control automation, and a totally integrated, ship-wide command & control systems. Generating far more power than the DDG 51 ships, DDG 1000 is suitable for future deployment of directed energy beam weapons and the electromagnetic railgun, both of which are under intensive development.

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