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,
Thomas E. Moran, chairman and president of Moran Towing and Transportation Company of New York City, has announced the retirement of Lloyd R. Graham as vice president of marketing and sales, and the election of Robert M. Loftus to that position.
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,
Thomas B. Crowley, board chairman and president of Crowley Maritime Corporation, has been named "Transportation Man of the Year" by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA). This honor is bestowed
The October meeting of the Long Beach-Greater Los Angeles Section of The American Society of Naval Engineers was held in the Princess Room of the S/S Princess Louise Restaurant in San Pedro, Calif. The members and guests enjoyed the fellowship
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.
Papers are now being solicited by the Tidewater Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers for the Naval Ship Maintenance & Modernization Symposium subtitled "Affordability." The symposium, to be held October 3— 4, 1984, at the Omni Hotel, Norfolk, Va.
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,
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,