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Buys Allen Weather Corp.
The facilities and staff of the
Washington, D. C. - based Allen
Weather Corp. were recently ac- quired by Oceanographic Serv- ices, Inc. (OSI).
OSI, headquartered at 135 East
Ortega Street, Santa Barbara,
Calif., is a leader in the fields of applied meteorology, oceanogra- phy, and related instrumentation systems design and installation.
In addition to serving as the primary center for company re- search programs and instrumen- tation systems development, the headquarters will function as the meteorological and ship routing center for the Pacific and Far
East. Vincent C. McDermott, op- erations manager of Allen Weath- er, will be initially responsible for operation of the ship routing cen- ter at OSI.
Wayne G. Winston has been ap- pointed manager of Allen Weath- er. The Washington, D.C. office will continue to serve as the fore- cast center for ship routing and other meteorological services for the Great Lakes, Atlantic Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico eastward to the Middle East. Anticipated staff additions and a link to the com- pany computer facility in Santa
Barbara are expected to enhance the capabilities of the Allen group.
Both facilities will be operated on an around-the-clock basis.
G.E. To Manufacture
Heating Systems For
Frigates At Bath Iron
General Electric Company's
Aviation Service Operation has been awarded a contract by Bath
Iron Works to Manufacture the heating system for the U.S.
Navy's U.S.S. Perry-class Guided
Missile Frigates (FFG).
The contract, valued at ap- proximately $500,000, covers the heating systems for five frigates, with a firm option for three ad- ditional ships, predicated on con- tinued Government funding. U.S.
Navy plans call for 76 Perry-class frigates.
The Philadelphia, Pa., Section of The Society of Naval Archi- tects and Marine Engineers held its October meeting at the Air- port Holiday Inn in Essington.
Seventy members and guests at- tended the technical session to hear a paper entitled "New Flex- ible Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
Facility," presented by co-authors
R. Galloway, E. Schorsch, and M.
The authors outlined the his- tory of the development of Sun
Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. since its inception in Chester,
Pa., in 1916, and described in some detail the design and con- struction of the new building fa-
Contract From USCG
Planning Research Corporation (PRC), 1850 K Street N.W., In- ternational Square, Washington,
D.C. 20006, has been awarded a $1,460,000, five-year cost-plus- fixed-fee contract by the U.S.
Coast Guard for Marine Safety
Systems Analysis. The work will be performed by PRC Systems
Services Company in McLean, Va.
PRC will develop a comprehen- sive risk management methodol- ogy to assure safety and protec- tion of the marine environment.
Emphasis will be devoted to the solutions of specific problems faced by the Coast Guard in its regulatory and enforcement ac- tivities associated with commer- cial vessels operating in the
United States ports, harbors and waterways.
PRC is the world's largest di- versified professional services or- ganization serving government, business and industry, primarily cility and its supporting equip- ment.
This new facility, which has a capability of constructing ships of 400,000 dwt, consists of a "flat slab" building area, and a large floating drydock equipped with a sophisticated tide and ballast con- trol system. The ships are built in halves on the slab and trans- ferred horizontally to the drydock for joining. A detailed model of the plant was on display at the meeting.
Following the paper presenta- tion, the members and guests were invited to join in a con- ducted tour of Sun Ship, for a first-hand view of the installation. in the areas of planning, engi- neering and architecture, infor- mation services and management consulting.
Philadelphia Resins Corpora- tion, long-time manufacturers of
Chockfast and other resin and cable products for marine and in- dustrial use, has announced the following reassignments of their key personnel: Philip J. Girvin— manager of resin products; A.
Simeon Whitehill — manager of rope and cable products; Nancy
Heck — international sales man- ager; Richard E. Dearborn—U.S. sales manager of Resin and Cable
Divisions; Patricia Clungeon — office manager and sales coordi- nator.
Philadelphia Resins Corpora- tion, headquartered at 20 Com- merce Drive, Montgomeryville,
Pa. 18936, has worldwide distrib- utorship of its very complete product line.
SNAME Philadelphia Section Hears Paper On
New Flexible Shipbuilding And Ship Repair Facility
Clemco Flo-Flor the major breakthrough in blast room recovery systems
As this cam revolves, it generates the distinctive abrasive recovery action of the Clemco Flo-Flor.
This action is the basic principle applied by
Clemco engineers in developing the System over 7 years ago. To date, well over 130 installations have proved the complete reliability of Flo-Flor automatic abrasive recovery. Low in profile,
Flo-Flor is easily maintained; uses little energy.
Its modular design permits many cost-saving configurations. Write for specifics about this
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Eugene Schorsch points to a ship being built in two halves on a table miniature of Sun's "flat slab" building area. Shown left to right, are: K. Gyswyt, secretary- treasurer, Philadelphia Section; G. Swensson, vice chairman, Philadelphia Section;
R. Galloway, executive vice president, Sun Ship, author; F.W. Beltz Jr., chairman,
Philadelphia Section; Mr. Schorsch, vice president, Sun Ship, author; R. Barnhart,
Sun Ship, coordinator, and M. Willis, Sun Ship, author. 16 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News