George Fenton Joins Gibbs & Cox, Inc. Washington Division

George Fenton has recently joined the Washington, D.C., division of Gibbs & Cox, Inc., in the capacity of senior staff engineer.

Mr. Fenton started his shipbuilding career in 1951, when he enrolled in the Apprentice School of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company.

Upon completion of his apprenticeship as a hull designer, he attended the University of Michigan where he earned a BSE degree and an MSE degree in naval architecture and marine engineering.

Upon his return to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, he became involved in submarine design work in which he has 15 years of experience.

Projects in which he has participated include the design of submarine tankers for transportation of crude oil, various materials and fittings related to submarines, and the Contract Design of the SSN 688 Los Angeles- Class submarines, in which he was responsible for all structure, weights, and arrangements.

At Gibbs & Cox, Inc., Mr.

Fenton will head a group performing submarine design work, primarily for the U.S. Navy.

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