The annual Joint Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Northern California Section, and the American Society of Naval Engineers, Golden Gate Section, was held recently at the Fleet Admiral Nimitz Club, Treasure Island Naval Station, Calif.
The USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), the first of the Arleigh Burke Flight 2A Aegis destroyers and the 17th Bath Iron Works-built, was commissioned in Norfolk Naval Station on Saturday August 19, 2000. Ship sponsor Dianne Reason, wife of retired admiral Paul Reason, brought the ship to life.
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held a joint meeting with The Society of'Marine Port Engineers, the Institute of Marine Engineers, and the American Society of Naval Engineers on December 1'2,
The oceanographic research ship USNS Waters (T-AGS 45) was recently christened by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) at Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La. The principal speaker at the ceremony was MSC's commanding officer, Vice Adm.
Adm. John B. Hayes, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be the keynote speaker at the American Petroleum Institute's 1980 tanker conference, May 11- 14, at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, Calif. The conference, which has the theme "Tankers — Energy Lifelines for a New Decade,
The Secretary of Defense recently announced the following Presidential flag officer appointments: Rear Adm. James F. Dorsey Jr., USN, for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as Commander Third Fleet. Rear Adm. Henry H. Mauz Jr.
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,
Comdr. Lester A. Dutcher, Robert L. Hague Merchant Marine Industries Post No. 1242, American Legion, Department of New York, announced the selection of the recipient of the Post's Distinguished Service Citation and Guest of Honor for the Post's 37th Annual Guard of Honor Ball.
The HMAS Adelaide, the first of three guided missile frigates to be built for the A u s t r a l i a n Government, was recently launched at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation Seattle (Wash.) Division. Five others of the same design are being built at Todd- Seattle for the United States Navy.
The Society of Marine Port Engineers, New York, N.Y., Inc. will hold its Fort Schuyler Forum on Wednesday, March 16, 1988. This will be the 36th time the forum will be held at the SUNY Maritime College campus, located in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, New York City.