The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently to hear a paper entitled "SWATH AGS Deep Ocean Survey Ships," presented by H. David Kaysen of MAR, Incorporated. The evening began with a discussion of
The April meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers included a tour of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and a technical session at which the "External Effects Considerations in
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.
John A. Livingston, chairman of the board of trustees of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, has announced that Rear Adm. Charles N. Payne, USN (ret.), will succeed Rear Adm. William A. Brockett as president of Webb when the latter retires next July.
The Navy has identified $22 million in cost avoidance through opening previously sole source contracts to competition during the period April—June 1983. Since the spring of 1982, the Navy has established Competition Advocates at all major contracting activities.
Marinette Marine Corporation (Marinette, Wis.) has been awarded a contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction of 10 Large Yard Repair Berthing and Messing Vessels. The YRBM (L) vessels have a 146-foot overall length, 46-foot beam, and a 688 long ton displacement.
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,
Kenneth H. Passe has been named manager, offshore operations- Pacific Northwest for American President Lines, Ltd., assuming the position held by Capt. Harry Greenwood, who has retired after almost 27 years of service with APL and its former subsidiary, American Mail Line.
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 Navy has announced that its Energy R&D Office, formerly at the Naval Material Command Headquarters, Crystal City, Arlington, Va., has been relocated to the Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Md. Comdr. Paul A. Petzrick, USN,