Adm. Robert J . Natter relinquished command of the Navy's Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Atlantic Fleet to Adm. William J . Fallon in a ceremony to be held aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Oct. 3. Fallon comes to Norfolk from Washington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adm. John B. Hayes, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be the keynote speaker at the American Petroleum Institute's 1980 tanker conference, May 11- 14, at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, Calif. The conference, which has the theme "Tankers — Energy Lifelines for a New Decade,
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.
Papers are now being solicited by the Tidewater Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers for the Naval Ship Maintenance & Modernization Symposium subtitled "Affordability." The symposium, to be held October 3— 4, 1984, at the Omni Hotel, Norfolk, Va.
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.