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citations and an address by Con- gressman Paul N. McCIoskey Jr., member of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.


CRUISE will be held on Friday, starting at noon. Board buses at the Fairmont Hotel for transpor- tation to the 550-passenger Har- bor Emperor for a two-hour guided tour and see some of San

Francisco's most famous land- marks, including Golden Gate

Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

FAREWELL BALL (dress is optional) will be held in the Van- derbilt and Terrace Rooms (gen- eral reception) and Grand Ball

Room (banquet) on Friday, start- ing at 7:00 p.m. The grand finale of the week's activities will be a banquet with music by Ernie

Heckscher's internationally fa- mous dance orchestra.

The Host Section

The Northern California Sec- tion of SNAME has planned and will host this Spring Meeting.

The officers of this Section are:

William B. Swan, chairman; Mur- ray M. Montgomery, vice chair- man, and David C. Pritchard, secretary/treasurer.

The special committees and their chairmen for the Spring

Meeting are: 1977 Spring Meet- ing Steering Committee—Arthur

J. Haskell, Technical Program—

Nathan Sonenshein, Social Affairs —Richard M. Engelbert, Regis- tration—W. Graham Fraser, Fund

Raising—Morris Guralnick, Hotel

Arrangements—Wilson Stack- house and Robert Lamb, Finance —Henry Kozlowski, and Publicity —Eugene K. Pentimonti.

Newport News Opens

One-Half Acre School

To Train Welders

The nation's most modern train- ing facility for welders was re- cently opened at Tenneco's New- port News Shipbuilding, Newport

News, Va.

The half-acre school, specifically designed for welding training, contains 140 stations, including two stations in a clean-room en- vironment for training in nuclear welding, 96 for stick welding, 12 for semi-automatic welding, 18 for pipe welding, eight for carbon arc cutting, and six for training individuals in acetylene and pro- pane burning.

The school also features X-ray equipment for testing welds and classroom space for facets of welding best taught by black- board training.

Currently, the enrollment is 420 trainees, with a total of 60 instructors working three full shifts.

The school is located in the shipyard's newly completed 150- acre Commercial Yard, which fea- tures an 11-acre all-weather steel production facility capable of

May 1, 1977 processing 200,000 tons of steel annually, the Western Hemi- sphere's longest drydock at 1,600 feet, and a 900-ton gantry crane.

Currently under construction or on order at the new yard are three liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and three ultra large crude carriers (ULCCs). The world's largest shipyard also has under construction or on contract 14 vessels for the United States


Plan Reconstruction

Of The Ezra Sensibar

Construction Aggregates Corpo- ration, 120 South LaSalle Street,

Chicago, 111., has applied to the

Maritime Administration for a

Title XI guarantee to aid in fi- nancing the reconstruction of the hydro-barge Ezra Sensibar.

Estimated actual cost of the reconstruction is $2.5 million.

Bottom dump marine valves will be installed. The 10,316-gross-ton hopper dredge will then be used in marine construction work, pri- marily along the U.S. East Coast or in the Gulf of Mexico. A ship- yard was not indicated in the application.

The applicant is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sensibar Enter- prises, Inc., and is engaged in marine and heavy construction work, particularly hydraulic and hopper dredging.

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