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Ships under construction
Title : Ships under construction Ships under construction
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Creator : Sitters, Valerie, photographer
Source : B 70305 Gillman Collection
Place Of Creation : Gillman
Date of creation : 2006
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

View of two ships under construction at Adelaide Ship Construction International, Moorhouse Road, Gillman taken 31 December 2006. Adelaide Ship Construction uses pre-fabrication methods.

Adelaide Ship Construction International began operations in 1980, building and repairing fishing vessels. In 1992 the company broadened its reach and began constructing vessels for the international market. It is currently building vessels up to 1,200 tonnes and with greater capabilities for speed and fuel efficiency. While largely constructing fishing trawlers and purse seiners, more recently the company has built large catamarans for the tourist industry.
The company is proud of its record of training apprentices in association with TAFE and of its specialisation in welding and fabrication processes in aluminium to satisfy stringent U.S. Military Standards.
Related names :

Glamocak, Joe

Coverage year : 2006
Period : 2001-
Further reading :
Shipbuilding in Australia [editorial Errol H. Coote] [Canberra: Australian Shipbuilders Association[, 1968
Parsons, Ronald. Southern passages: a maritime history of South Australia Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986
Couper-Smartt, John. Port Adelaide: tales from a "commodious harbour" Port Adelaide: Friends of the South Australian Maritime Museum, 2003
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