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Tilston Roberts Corp.

Appoints John Crosthwaite

Tilston Roberts Corp., the New

York-based steamship agents, stevedores and vessel charterers, has announced the appointment of

John H. Crosthwaite as director of projects and sales.

Mr. Crosthwaite will be respon- sible for all Tilston Roberts sales and project cargo activity, as well as advertising and sales pro- motion.

A graduate of the U.S. Mer- chant Marine Academy, Mr.

Crosthwaite served with Ameri- can Export Lines for 15 years before joining Tilston Roberts.

Avco Lycoming Powers

Hovercraft Carrying 400 People & 45 Cars

On June 4, a unique French hovercraft made its inaugural "flight" across the English Chan- nel between Dover, England, and

Calais, France. The vessel is pow- ered by five marine gas turbines manufactured by the Avco Ly- coming (Stratford, Conn.) Divi- sion.

The craft, designated N500-2, was built by the French SEDAM

Company for the French Na- tional Railways (SNCF). It is op- erated by British Hovercraft,

Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Railway Board. The

N500-2 has been christened The

Engineer Jean Bertin, in honor of the French engineer who de- veloped many unique hovercraft features. It is the largest fully amphibious hovercraft in the world. Capable of transporting 400 passengers and 45 mid-size cars at a maximum speed of 70 knots, The Engineer Jean Bertin will cruise the Channel at 48 to 58 knots, depending on sea con- ditions, with scheduled crossings of 28 minutes. The 260-ton, 164- foot hovercraft can safely trans- port its 85-ton payload in seas cresting at over 13 feet. The two- deck arrangement emphasizes passenger comfort, allowing a panoramic view through picture- window-size ports located 42 feet above the water.

The five Avco Lycoming Super

TF 40 turbines which power the

N500-2 were built at Avco Ly- coming's Stratford facility. Each

Super TF 40 turbine is capable of producing 4,600 shp. Two of the turbines provide lift, while three provide propulsive power.

In addition, Avco Lycoming's

Engineering Department at Strat- ford supervised, checked, and ap- proved the craft's total engineer- ing interface. A company spokes- man commented, "Lycoming's outstanding engineering effort again demonstrates the compa- ny's technical competence and leadership in both the marine and the aviation environments."

Avco Lycoming's marine tur- bines are compact, lightweight, virtually vibrationless, and highly efficient.

The Avco Lycoming family of marine turbines, the Super TF 25,

Super TF 35, and Super TF 40, ranging from 2,500 to 4,600 shp, are currently serving in diverse types of marine applications around the world. In addition to hovercraft, they are adapted for ferryboat, landing craft, and river and coastal patrol boat applica- tions.

Kockums Group Names

Hallenborg Chairman,

Sigurdsson President

Nils-Hugo Hallenborg, president of Kockums Shipyard, Malmo,

Sweden, and of parent Kockums

Group, has been elected chairman of the board of directors, taking over from Lars-Erik Thunholm.

Mr. Hallenborg's successor as president of both organizations is

Olafur Sigurdsson, deputy man- aging director of the shipyard.

Hans-Erik Ovin, former deputy managing director of the Kockums

Group, was named to the board of directors.

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