Two professional appointments to the staff of the vice president, Industrial and Community Relations, were announced by John F. Sullivan, president of Bath Iron Works Corporation, Bath, Maine: Frank Kerr as manager of public and community relations, and Fred J.
Adm. Robert J . Natter relinquished command of the Navy's Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Atlantic Fleet to Adm. William J . Fallon in a ceremony to be held aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Oct. 3. Fallon comes to Norfolk from Washington.
Launching ceremonies were held at Todd Pacific Shipyards Los Angeles (Calif.) Division on July 29, 1978, for the Guided Missile Frigate Wadsworth ( F F G - 9 ) . This was the first launching of FFG-7 Class vessels at this division, which currently holds contracts for a total of nine ships,
Alabama Shipyard, Inc. delivered Nicole Leigh Reinauer and RTC 135, an articulated tug/barge (ATB) unit, built for Reinauer Transportation Companies of New York. Alabama Shipyard designed the 135,000 barrel, 460-ft. (140.2 m) double- hulled barge in compliance with OPA 90 regulations.
The "Largest Cruise Ship in the History of Italian Shipping" The board of Costa Crociere on January 19 approved the issue of a letter of intent for the construction of a new ship at Finantieri. Value of the order is about $450 million. The 951-ft.