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
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 appointment of Capt. Thomas J. Patterson Jr., as deputy superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., has been announced by Adm. Harold E. Shear, (USNret.), Maritime Administrator. Mr. Patterson is a graduate of the academy.
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,
ASNE-Mechanicsburg Section To Host Annual N a v a l Logistics Symposium In Carlisle, Pa., O n March 7 -9
The Mechanicsburg Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will host its third annual Naval Logistics Symposium, "Meeting the Challenges for Improved Quality and Reduced Cost," on March 7-9, 1989 at the Embers Convention Center, Carlisle, Pa.
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 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.
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.
Captain Ralph Diaz was recently elected president of the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association at the association's recent meeting. The association represents 46 barge and fleet operations in the New Orleans area. Captain Diaz is operations manager for towing and fleeting with T.
Some two dozen United States maritime enterprises, including operators of ocean tankers, general cargoliner vessels, stevedoring and marine terminal facilities, towboats and military ships and shipyards were cited for outstanding records in industry safety.