Latest Trimaran Stories

2009-12-18 15:33:00

MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship Team today delivered Independence (LCS 2), its innovative high-speed trimaran combatant ship, to the United States Navy. The ship was constructed by team member Austal USA in Mobile. The delivery of Independence was preceded by the keel laying of its sister ship, Coronado (LCS 4), on Thursday, December 17. Captain Dean Krestos, USN, Commanding Officer Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and...

2009-10-21 13:00:00

MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Independence (LCS 2), the innovative high-speed trimaran combatant ship being constructed by shipbuilder Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., as part of the General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship Team, successfully completed a series of tests known as builder's trials on October 18 in the Gulf of Mexico. The trials included more than 50 demonstration events that rigorously test the ship and all of its systems in preparation for final inspection by...

2009-06-08 13:41:00

BATH, Maine, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship Team, led by Bath Iron Works of Bath, Maine, recently completed testing of the main propulsion system for Independence (LCS 2) in preparation for the ship's upcoming builder's at-sea trials. The ship, which is in its final stages of system test and activation, is being constructed at Austal USA facilities in Mobile, Alabama. All components of the combined diesel and gas turbine (CODAG) main propulsion...

2007-01-17 12:00:41

By Bart Jansen, Portland Press Herald, Maine Jan. 16--WASHINGTON -- The Navy's decision to stop work on Lockheed Martin Corp.'s version of a shallow-water combat vessel won't affect a different version of the ship that Bath Iron Works is designing, according to a General Dynamics spokesman. Navy Secretary David Winter on Friday announced the 90-day stop-work order because of significant cost overruns on Lockheed's littoral combat ship, which is being built at Bollinger Shipyard in...

2005-11-08 06:35:28

LONDON (Reuters) - British and French teams scrambled on Tuesday to rescue the crews of two yachts which capsized and a third which lost its mast in "ferocious" conditions during an Atlantic race. One of the capsized yachts, "Orange Project" left its two crew members clinging to the overturned hull, west of the Bay of Biscay. A statement on the race's Web site said the two men were unhurt. Britain's coastguard said a Nimrod aircraft had reached the boat and dropped a life raft to...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.