Newport News Shipbuilding has laid the keel for its 17th Los Angeles class attack submarine, the Newport News (SSN 750). In a ceremony held recently at the shipyard, the keel was authenticated by Mrs. Nickey Adkins, assisted by Matron of Honor Mrs.
The spring meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, was held at the Holiday Inn in Marinette, Wis., on May 25, 1978, with about 110 registered members and guests. The technical session,
The Australian marine industry is noted for building large, fast, efficient vessels, primarily for commercial fernpurposes. But as coastal patrol needs grow, so too do the military applications for these amazing breeds. Follow ing is a brief review of some of the recent news from Down Under.
The U.S. Navy recently exercised a $221.8-million contract option with Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Miss., for the reactivation and modernization of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-64). The option is part of a contract awarded to the shipyard earlier,
Anastassios Fondaras was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Tuned Sphere International, Inc., designers and builders of spherical-hulled offshore vessels, filling an existing vacancy. Tuned Sphere International is a subsidiary of Energy Systems Corporation,
Capt. David Cunningham recently reported to the Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He will serve as the yard's manager of financial operations, a position which oversees the shipyard's fiscal, supply and procurement activities, as well as the ships' inventory control point.
James F. Gaffney, general manager, distribution and operations, Texaco Limited London, was recently named president and chief operating officer of Texaco Marine Services Inc. Mr. Gaffney succeeds William R. Cumming who will retire following more than 28 years of service with the company.
As tensions ease abroad, the U.S. Coast Guard's role in defense readiness increases in importance. In addition, the service has a central role in several of the most crucial topics facing the U.S. today—marine safety, oil spill prevention and drug smuggling.
James H. Webber has been promoted to vice admiral and assigned as chief engineer of the Navy. In making the announcement, chief of naval operations Adm. James D. Watkins said the appointment "sets a new tone for the Engineering Duty Officer Corps,
ASNE-Mechanicsburg Section To Host Annual N a v a l Logistics Symposium In Carlisle, Pa., O n March 7 -9
The Mechanicsburg Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will host its third annual Naval Logistics Symposium, "Meeting the Challenges for Improved Quality and Reduced Cost," on March 7-9, 1989 at the Embers Convention Center, Carlisle, Pa.