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tant to EDO and other companies on research and development proj- ects since his retirement from the

Navy in 1972. He holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engi- neering from M.I.T., a Bachelor of

Science degree in EE from the Na- val Academy and is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed

Forces. Prior to his retirement, he was Director, Undersea and Stra- tegic Warfare Development on the staff of Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D.C., where he has spent considerable time when not assigned to sea duty.

During World War II, as a young naval officer, Admiral Healey was decorated for bravery after his ship, the cruiser Astoria, was sunk dur- ing the first battle of Savo Island.

He later saw more action in the Pa- cific aboard several destroyers, and in 1945 he assumed command of the

USS Dyson. From 1955 to 1958, he played a key role in the introduc- tion of missile systems to the fleet, and in 1963, as Commander, De- stroyer Squadron Three, he saw action off the coast of Vietnam.

EDO Corporation (Amex), with annual sales of $40 million, was founded by Earl D. Osborn in 1925.

The company is the world's largest producer of seaplane floats, as well as long-range navigation equipment (loran). Through a subsidiary,

EDO Western in Salt Lake City, the company produces a wide range of oceanographic instruments and devices and specialized plastic items.

Adm. Healey, USN (Ret.)

Joins EDO Corporation

RAdm. Vincent P. Healey

A veteran of many strategic Navy assignments at sea and at home since his graduation from the U.S.

Navy Academy in 1940, Rear Adm.

Vincent P. Healey (ret.) has joined

EDO Corporation as general man- ager of the company's Washington office. EDO, with headquarters in

College Point, N.Y., is a leading producer of ship sonar systems, air- craft structures, avionics and pollu- tion control instrumentation. !In making the announcement,

William R. Ryan, president of

EDO, stated that the company has made an excellent choice in naming the recently retired admiral, with his varied background and top- flight experience in Navy systems, to this important company post.

A native New Yorker, who at- tended Fordham University prior to his appointment to Annapolis,

Admiral Healey has been a consul-

Marathon LeTourneau Launches Four In '73 32,000 TONS: Approximately 32,000 tons of offshore drilling platforms have been launched from four Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company yards during the latter part of 1973. Top row, left to right: Vicksburg, Miss., Key West, jackup, 230 feet by 200 feet by 467 feet; Republic of Singapore, Margie, twin-hull semisubmersible, 202 feet by 1 82 feet by 1 1 0 feet. Bottom row, left to right: Pentagone 82, five-column semisub- mersible, 325 feet long by 338 feet wide by 317 feet high; Clydebank, Scotland, Penrod 64, jackup, 230 feet by 200 feet. Marathon will have an exhibit at the 1974 Offshore

Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, May 5 through May 8. The firm will feature two scale-size models, one of a self-elevating jackup drilling platform and a second of a twin-hull semisubmersible platform. Illustrations of Marathon's five shipyards and various drilling platforms will be featured. The Marathon booth will be manned by sales and technical personnel, and literature on its products will be available. Marathon

LeTourneau Offshore Company is a subsidiary of Marathon Manufacturing Company, a leading producer of offshore drilling platforms, associated marine and industrial products.

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