First Of Modified Destroyers Commissioned

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.


Todd Seattle Division Lays Keel For Royal Australian Navy Frigate

Significant events occurred with keel-laying for the HMAS Adelaide at Todd Shipyards Corporation, Seattle Division, on July 29. This will be the first of two guided missile frigates (FFG-7 Class) which are being built especially for the Royal Australian Navy.

ASNE Northern New England Tours BIW Repair Facility

At the invitation of Bath Iron Works (BIW), the members of the Northern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers were recently treated to a tour of BIW Portland Repair Facility. This operation is the result of the combined efforts of the city,


Naval shipyards have been in operation in the U.S. for over 180 years and, with the private sector, share the mission of providing adequate naval and maritime resources to meet national defense requirements in times of peace and conflict. These shipyards

Webber Appointed Vice Admiral And U.S. Navy's Chief Engineer

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,

Recent U.S. Navy Flag Officer Nominations

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.

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.

Admiral Synnot Compliments Todd Shipyards At Launching Of Frigate For Australian Navy

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.

Chesapeake Marine Engineering Symposium Set For January 24, 1986

The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced that the 1986 Chesapeake Marine Engineering Symposium is to be held on January 24, 1986, at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va. The featured

Navy Energy R&D Office Relocated

The Navy has announced that its Energy R&D Office, formerly at the Naval Material Command Headquarters, Crystal City, Arlington, Va., has been relocated to the Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Md. Comdr. Paul A. Petzrick, USN,

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