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Bethlehem Steel Names
Thomas Robinson To
Central Technical Post
Thomas F. Robinson has been appointed assistant technical man- ager of the Central Technical Di- vision of Bethlehem Steel Corpo- ration's Shipbuilding Department,
A. Dudley Haff, technical man- ager, has announced.
The Central Technical Division, which is located at the Sparrows
Point (Md.) Shipyard, provides technical assistance to all of Beth- lehem's shipbuilding and repair yards.
A native of Quincy, Mass., Mr.
Robinson is a 1943 graduate of the University of Michigan, with a B.S. degree in naval architec- ture and marine engineering.
He joined Bethlehem at the
Fairfield Yard as a draftsman in 1943, and following two years in the Navy at the Office of Su- pervisor of Shipbuilding in San
Francisco, Calif., he returned to
Bethlehem at the Staten Island (N.Y.) Yard, progressing to the position of naval architect.
In 1958, he left the Staten
Island Yard to become assistant chief, drafting technical engi- neering of Bethlehem's Quincy
Yard, and progressed to the posi- tion of assistant naval architect.
He moved to the Sparrows Point
Yard with the relocated Central
Technical Division in 1964, and has since held positions as special engineer, assistant chief naval architect and chief naval archi- tect.
Thomas F. Robinson
Mr. Robinson is a member of
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and a member of the Chesapeake Sec- tion's Executive Committee. He is the Shipbuilder's Council rep- resentative on the SOLAS United
States Working Group on Sub- division and Stability, and has been a member of the U.S. dele- gation at several IMCO Subdivi- sion and Stability Subcommittee meetings in London.
Marinette Marine To
Build Two Workboats
Marinette Marine Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Command for construction of two 35-foot work- boats to be used aboard the T-ATF (fleet/tug) currently under con- struction at Marinette Marine.
Value of the contract is placed at approximately $358,000 by the
Marinette, Wis., shipbuilder.
The vessel will measure 35 feet in overall length.
Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for June 1978 at Little
Creek, Va., and the second in
July 1978 at Oakland, Calif.
Marinette Marine is a major supplier of custom-engineered vessels for oceanographic research craft, supply vessels, barges, gun- boats, tugs, and patrol boats.
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