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Speed to Spare

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.

 

Todd Pacific Shipyards Launches Guided Missile Frigate Wadsworth (FFG-9)

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,

Meyer Retires As Deputy Commander At NAVSEA

Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, a leader in the development of the U.S. Navy's revolutionary Aegis weapons system, retired recently after 42 years of Naval service. His last assignment was a deputy commander for weapons and combat systems at the Naval Sea Systems Command.

Southern California Sections Of American Society Of Naval Engineers To Hold Centennial Symposium

February 18-19, San Diego, California The purpose of the symposium is to provide government and industry personnel with a forum to ponder the challenges that will confront the naval engineering profession in the future. The aim is to stimulate

 
 
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