The USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), the first of the Arleigh Burke Flight 2A Aegis destroyers and the 17th Bath Iron Works-built, was commissioned in Norfolk Naval Station on Saturday August 19, 2000. Ship sponsor Dianne Reason, wife of retired admiral Paul Reason, brought the ship to life.
Thomas J. Smith, president of Farrell Lines Incorporated, announced the election of George F. Lowman to the office of chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Lowman succeeds the late James A. Farrell Jr., who died on September 15, 1978. Mr. Lowman
Ivan Monk, currently vice chairman of the board of directors of DeLaval Turbine Inc., assumed leadership of the American Society of Naval Engineers on June 30, 1978, as the 85th president of the Society. The presidential term of the Society is one year.
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.
At the annual board of directors meeting of Phillips Cartner & Co., Inc., Alexandria, Va., Dr. John A. Cartner was reelected chairman, Robert W. Urban was elected director, managing principal and chief executive officer, and John A. Kupersmith was
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,
Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW) of Bath, Maine, one of the country's leading shipbuilders, has been purchased by private investors led by Gibbons, Green, van Amerongen, Ltd., a diversified investment banking firm based in New York. BIW was formerly owned by Congoleum Corporation,