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,
Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding invests to maintain its skilled workforce. Shipbuilding, like other industries that rely on a skilled workforce, faces a serious problem: an alarming "knowledge loss" in the area of specialized machining.
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.
The annual Joint Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Northern California Section, and the American Society of Naval Engineers, Golden Gate Section, was held recently at the Fleet Admiral Nimitz Club, Treasure Island Naval Station, Calif.
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.
Capt. David Cunningham recently reported to the Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He will serve as the yard's manager of financial operations, a position which oversees the shipyard's fiscal, supply and procurement activities, as well as the ships' inventory control point.
As tensions ease abroad, the U.S. Coast Guard's role in defense readiness increases in importance. In addition, the service has a central role in several of the most crucial topics facing the U.S. today—marine safety, oil spill prevention and drug smuggling.
James F. Gaffney, general manager, distribution and operations, Texaco Limited London, was recently named president and chief operating officer of Texaco Marine Services Inc. Mr. Gaffney succeeds William R. Cumming who will retire following more than 28 years of service with the company.
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,