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Veliotis To Manage

Electric Boat Div.

General Dynamics Corporation has announced that P. Takis Ve- liotis has been named general manager of its Electric Boat Di- vision, Groton, Conn., the compa- ny's largest operating component.

Gorden E. MacDonald, who has been serving as acting general manager at Electric Boat, will re- turn to the General Dynamics corporate office in St. Louis, Mo., where he will resume his regular duties as corporate executive vice president-finance.

Peter J. Gwyn, who has been assistant general manager at the

Quincy Shipbuilding Division, will serve as acting general manager of the Quincy Division.

Mr. Veliotis, president and for- merly general manager of the

Quincy Shipbuilding Division (Quincy, Mass.) of General Dy- namics Corporation, is a vice pres- ident of the corporation.

Prior to joining General Dy- namics, Mr. Veliotis held the po- sition of president and general manager of Davie Shipbuilding

Ltd. in Quebec, Canada. Begin-





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With the Mississippi River at a low level, the river bottom gets closer to the hull. Boat pro- pellers become agitators stirring up mud, silt and sand that scours propeller shaft bearings. Cutless rubber bearings were designed by Lucian Q. Moffitt, Inc. to take this kind of punishment. Exclusive water wedge design channels push a full flow of water between shaft and tough B.F.Goodrich rubber bearing liner. Sand and other abrasives are flushed through the Cutless bearing. Prevents heat build-up and wear to shaft and bearing.

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P.O. Box 1415, AKRON, OHIO 44309 ning with Davie as an engineer- ing draftsman, Mr. Veliotis held several key shipbuilding engi- neering and management posi- tions and was responsible for the building of more than 70 ships, ranging from bulk carriers, tank- ers, freighters, drilling rigs, and icebreakers, to naval vessels.

P. Takis Veliotis

Mr. Veliotis was born in Greece and earned degrees at St. Pauls

College, the Royal Naval College and the National University, Ath- ens. During World War II, he served as an officer with H.M.

Royal Navy, Middle East Fleet.

At the end of the war, he was decorated in recognition of war services by the late King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece.

Following his military service,

Mr. Veliotis was employed as an engineer in his father's company,

E.G. Veliotis, Shipowners Ltd. He is married to the former Paulette

Dupuis, daughter of Col. Alex- ander Dupuis, and together with a son and daughter, they reside in Milton, Mass.

He is a member of the U.S.

Naval Institute, the Navy League of the United States, American

Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd's Reg- ister of Shipping, The Society of

Naval Architects and Marine En- gineers, The Propeller Club (Port of Boston), and the Shipbuilders

Council of America, of which he is a director.

Transocean Contractors

Appoints Executives

Transocean Contractors, Inc.,

Post Office Box 2352, Morgan

City, La. 70380, have announced the following appointments.

Michael (Don) Eckert is the new projects engineer and will be assisting Eugene Weber, the executive vice president; Danny

Curtis has been appointed as sales manager of their Lafayette, La., office; Ivan Jones has been ap- pointed manager of the Anchor

Handling Division; Harold Trahan holds the position of assistant manager of Anchor Handling, and

Don Holland has been promoted to assistant manager of the Con- struction Division.

Transocean Contractors, Inc. capabilities include offshore pipe- line installation and repair, sal- vage operations and general off- shore work. Rig moves, mooring spreads, platform maintenance, overseas loadouts, and a host of other oil-field duties are within their realm of activities. 8 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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