The appointment of Capt. Thomas J. Patterson Jr., as deputy superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., has been announced by Adm. Harold E. Shear, (USNret.), Maritime Administrator. Mr. Patterson is a graduate of the academy.
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.
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.
W. Edward Christiansen Jr. has been appointed vice presidentproduction for the Shipbuilding Group of Pott Industries Inc., according to E. Renshaw, Group president. Mr. Christiansen has had extensive experience in all areas of shipbuilding production from program manager,
Miami-based Commodore Cruise Lines recently awarded a contract to Bailey Refrigeration Co., Inc. of Avenel, N.J., to design, build and deliver a 375-ton air conditioning chiller pack for their S/S Enchanted Seas. Replacing an obsolete centrifugal system,
Public policy was the focus of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners' (NAPVO) activities in 1988. Led by a newly appointed Public Policy Committee, the association addressed several important issues relating to marine transportation.
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.
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,
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.
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.