March 15, 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

ASNE San Diego Section Shown Naval Undersea Center's Operations

The San Diego Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers held its recent quarterly meeting at the Naval Station Officers Club in San Diego, Calif.

Among those present for the dinner meeting was Capt. John M.

Phelps, USN (ret.), who helped organize and was the first Section chairman in 1969.

The guest speaker was Capt.

R.B. Gilchrist, USN, Commanding Officer of the Naval Undersea Center (NUC) in San Diego.

Captain Gilchrist presented a slide presentation of the mission, functions, and physical facilities of the Center. NUC is chartered to perform a wide range of projects and studies in the ocean environment.

He also showed a movie on the SSP, a Stable Semi- Submerged Platform sometimes known as the SWATH, Small Waterplane Area, Twin Hull. This type of ship has great potential for many missions because of the relative platform stability compared to the conventional monohull design.

New Section officers for 1977 were elected: chairman — J.C.

Snyder, vice chairman — R.G.

Stoklosa, secretary-treasurer — J.A. Pethick II, councilors — T.E.

Duffy and L. Gerken.

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