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Seated at the head table during Thursday's Golden Gate Luncheon were, left to right: Robert G. Mende, SNAME secretary, Rear Adm. Nathan Sonenshein, Mrs. William
Swan, Robert T. Young, SNAME president; Arthur J. Haskell, Mrs. Robert T. Young, Dr. Manley St. Denis, Mrs. Robert Mende, and William Swan.
San Francisco Hosts SNAME
Spring Meeting And STAR Symposium
The Northern California Sec- tion of The Society of Naval
Architects and Marine Engineers hosted the 1977 Spring Meeting/
STAR (Ship Technology and Re- search) Symposium at the Fair- mont Hotel in San Francisco,
May 25-27. This event proved to be one of the most successful
Spring Meetings in recent years, with the registration in excess of 700. Each day was filled with technical sessions centered around the theme "Energy Research in the Oceans." There was also a full calendar of social activities to round out the schedule.
The interdisciplinary nature of the technology and research in the broad area of the theme led to the invitation to other societies to participate in the preparation of the Symposium. These societies included the American Society of
Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engi- neers (IEEE), and the Marine
Technology Society (MTS). Many authors and discussers repre- sented these societies, which greatly contributed to the ex- change of knowledge at this prec- edent-setting meeting.
Thirty-four papers were pre- sented in six subject areas within the Symposium theme. The tech- nical papers covered current re- search and development in the areas of marine transportation, with the emphasis on Naval Ar- chitecture and Marine Engineer- ing, Offshore Platforms (fixed and mobile), Ocean Thermal Energy
Conversion (OTEC) and LNG.
Each day's subject was con- cluded with well-attended round- table discussions from the audi- ence, followed by each author's impromptu response.
The social activities proved to be a complementary blend with the technical sessions. The Golden
Gate Luncheon, one of the key events, was highlighted with an address by Society president Rob- ert T. Young, concerning the "bad publicity" the tanker industry has received in recent months in light of the past winter's rash of tanker casualties. He presented some in- teresting statistics which showed that damaged tankers accounted for only three percent of all oil in the oceans. During the lunch- eon, an Honorary Membership
Certificate was presented to Dr.
Manley St. Denis for his lifetime contributions to the profession.
Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Arthur J. Haskell, chairman of the Spring Meeting
Steering Committee, and to Wil- liam B. Swan, chairman of the
Northern California Section.
Other popular activities in- cluded a well-attended trip to the famous Napa/Sonoma wine coun- try and a tour of San Francisco
Bay on the M/V Harbor Emperor, which provided a close-up inspec- tion of such well-known land- marks as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
The Farewell Banquet and Ball in the Grand Ballroom proved to be a fitting conclusion to a suc- cessful three days of activities which culminated several years of planning and preparation.
Authors of papers presented during Session T-10 on Marine Transportation (Naval
Architecture) are shown, left to right: J.E. Goulden, B.C. Gerwick Jr., T.S. Cook, P.H.
Francis, P.A. Ellingsen, W.C. Squillario, and H.S. Preiser.
W. Nichols, moderator (left), is shown above with authors of papers presented dur- ing the first morning Technical Session T-l on Marine Transportation (Machinery):
H.D. Marron, G.J. Baham, W.L. Warner, M.M. Kossa, and B. Siegel. VOITH
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