Wikipedia article on now defunct shipbuilding company Neafie & Levy translated into Interlingua

Monday, July 21, 2008

Le USS St. Louis proxime a Boston, 1917
Le USS St. Louis proxime a Boston, 1917

Another article translated from English into Interlingua in an attempt to get attention paid to international auxiliary languages, thus far without any success that I can see. This article is going up on the did you know...? section in a bit and is about a company called Neafie & Levy that was a pretty successful shipbuilding company during the 19th century (founded in 1844) but eventually folded in 1907.

Here's the part that I translated:


Neafie, Levy & Co., commonly known as Neafie & Levy, was a Philadelphian shipbuilding and engineering firm that existed from the middle of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. Described as America's "first specialist marine engineers", Neafie & Levy was possibly the first company in the United States to combine iron shipbuilding with the manufacture of steam engines to power them. The company was also the largest supplier of screw propellors to other North American shipbuilding firms in its early years, and at its peak in the early 1870s was Philadelphia's busiest and most heavily capitalized shipbuilder.

Neafie, Levy & Co., communmente cognoscite como Neafie & Levy, esseva un firma de Philadelphia in the Statos Unite de construction naval e ingenieria que existeva del medio del 19e a 20e seculo. Describite como le "prime specialista ingenieros marin" de America, Neafia & Levy forsan esseva le prime compania in le Statos Unite que combinava construction de naves de ferro, con le manufactura de motores de vapor que les dirigeva. Le compania etiam esseva le plus grande fornitor de propelleres de vite a altere firmas de construction naval in America del Nord, e a su culmine in le decennio de 1870 esseva le firma de construction naval le plus occupate e capitalisate.

Following the death of one of its proprietors, John P. Levy, in 1867, the company grew more conservative and eventually became a "niche" shipbuilder of smaller high quality vessels such as steam yachts and tugs. A few years after the retirement and death of its founder and longstanding manager Jacob Neafie in 1898, the company folded through a combination of indifferent management, bad publicity and unprofitable US Navy contracts.

Post le morte de un de su proprietarios, John P. Levy, in 1867, le compania deveniva plus conservative e finalmente deveniva un firma de construction naval in un "niche" de plus parve vascellos de alte qualitate, per exemplo yachtes de vapor e remulcatores. Alicun annos post le retiro e morte de su fundator e director de multe tempore Jacob Neafie in 1898, le compania se plicava con un combination de administration indifferente, mal publicitate, e contractos del marina de guerra american que non esseva profitabile.

Amongst the more notable vessels built by the company were the U.S. Navy's first submarine, the USS Alligator in 1862, and the Navy's first destroyer, USS Bainbridge (DD-1), in 1902. Several of its vessels, such as the tugboat Jupiter, are still operational today more than a hundred years after first entering service. In all, the company built more than 300 ships and 1,100 marine steam engines during the course of its 63-year history, in addition to its non-marine manufactures, which included refrigeration and sugar refining equipment.

Inter le naves notabile que le compania construeva esseva le prime submarino del marina de guerra american (le USS Alligator) in 1862, e le prime destructor (le USS Bainbridge) in 1902. Plure vascellos de Neafie & Levie, como le remulcator Jupiter, es in operation hodie, plus que 100 annos post su comenciamento. Le compania construeva un total de 300 naves e 1,100 motores de vapor marin durante su historia de 63 annos, e anque su manufacturas non-marin, que includeva equipamento de refrigeration e raffinamento de sucro.


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