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.
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.
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.
Newport News Shipbuilding has laid the keel for its 17th Los Angeles class attack submarine, the Newport News (SSN 750). In a ceremony held recently at the shipyard, the keel was authenticated by Mrs. Nickey Adkins, assisted by Matron of Honor Mrs.
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.
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.
The Navy's newest crane ship, SS Green Mountain State (T-ACS 9), was named recently during a ceremony at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation, in Norfolk, Va. The ship, named for the state of Vermont, will be under the operational control of the Navy's Military Sealift Command.
Having the right safety equipment aboard is the most effective way of reducing the life-threatening aspects of abandoning ship at sea. Add a thorough knowledge of survival techniques and the possibilities of living to tell about such an adventure increase dramatically.
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,