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Three Promoted At Moorestown

Office Of J.J. Henry Company •HHM|j

William J. Smith

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Lawrence O. Vitale Edmund Y. Lo

Anthony C. Brown, senior vice president of J.J. Henry Co., Inc., naval architects and marine en- gineers, recently announced the following promotions in the J.J.

Henry Moorestown, N.J., office.

William J. Smith has been ap- pointed chief of HVAC and Hull

Piping Engineering / Design De- partment, reporting to Robert B.

McFadden, chief engineer and di- rector of Mechanical Design Divi- sion. Mr. Smith served as design supervisor of the HVAC and Hull

Piping Engineering / Design De- partment from 1966 to the present.

Lawrence 0. Vitale has been ap- pointed design supervisor in the

HVAC and Hull Piping Engineer- ing / Design Department, report- ing to Mr. Smith. Prior to joining the company in 1968, Mr. Vitale held design/engineering positions at New York Shipbuilding Corpo- ration.

Edmund Y. Lo has been ap- pointed design supervisor in the

HVAC and Hull Piping Engineer- ing / Design Department, report- ing to Mr. Smith. Mr. Lo joined the company in 1977 as a marine engineer and has accomplished a variety of engineering assign- ments and responsibilities.

Bell-Textron Awarded $4.27-Million Navy

LCAC Design Contract

Bell Aerospace Textron, Divi- sion of Textron Incorporated, New

Orleans, La., is being awarded a $4,272,261 negotiated cost-plus- fixed-fee contract for the Landing

Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) sys- tem design and specification. Work will be performed in New Orleans, and Panama City, Fla. The Naval

Sea Systems Command is the con- tracting activity. (N00024-80-C- 2065)

British Shipbuilders And

SSS Corporation

Sign License Agreement

British Shipbuilders, London, and the Semi-Submerged Ship

Corporation (SSSCO), Solana

Beach, Calif., have signed an agreement under which British

Shipbuilders will be licensed to market and build high-speed semi- submersible vessels designed by

SSSCO. Signatories were Jolyon

Slogett, managing director off- shore for British Shipbuilders, and Thomas Lang, inventor of the

S3 and president of SSSCO.

The twin-hull semisubmersibles are expected to be widely adopted as supply vessels and personnel transports in the offshore oil areas, although the craft will have a wide range of other uses, including as ferries. The S3 mo- tion relative to a platform will be much less than that of a conven- tionally designed ship.

Two parallel, torpedo-like hulls below the surface are attached to streamlined struts which sup- port an above-water platform, on which various configurations of accommodation and equipment can be installed. In particular, ves- sels of this type will be extremely stable in rough seas, and able to travel at high speeds, possibly up to 35 or 40 knots. A 200-ton, 25- knot range support ship of similar design, the Kaimalino, has been operated successfully by the U.S.

Navy in rough seas off Hawaii since 1975.

Apart from offshore personnel and supply duties, the S3 concept would be suitable for diving sup- port operations, oceanic research, helicopter support, ferry services, fishing, and other uses for which improved seakeeping is important.

The newly signed agreement gives British Shipbuilders exclu- sive rights throughout Europe and the Mediterranean countries to build and supply ships of this design. British Shipbuilders will also sponsor and assist SSSCO in conducting various studies and de- sign work. SSSCO will provide marketing services in Europe through Manderstam Technical

Services of London and Aberdeen.

The British Shipbuilders agree- ment is an expansion of the ac- tivities of SSSCO, whose U.S. marketing is handled principally by Stable Ship Development Com- pany of San Diego. $4.7-Million Conversion

Awarded By Navy

To Willamette Yard

Willamette Iron and Steel Com- pany, Portland, Ore., is being awarded a $4,737,200 contract for drydocking, altering and repair- ing the IX-507 (Ex Gaffey), which was a troop transport barge and is being converted to a berthing and messing barge. The Super- visor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, USN, Seattle, Wash., is the contracting activity. (N627- 99-70-C-0021)

MarAd Approves Title XI

On Jackup-Type Drilling

Rig To Cost $22.2 Million

The Maritime Administration has approved in principle the ap- plication of Broughton Offshore

Limited II, Houston, for a Title

XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of one jackup drilling rig. The 143-foot-long, cantilever-designed rig will be built by Bethlehem Steel Corpo- ration, Beaumont, Texas. Deliv- ery is expected in February 1981.

Broughton plans to use the ves- sel's 30,000-foot drilling capacity to perform exploratory, develop- mental, and production drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Title XI guarantee will cover $16,650,000, or 75 percent of the $22,202,270 estimated cost of the vessel.

NCAA Elects New

Officers—Jack T. Day

Becomes President

Jack T. Day

Jack T. Day was elected the na- tional president of the Naval Ci- vilian Administrators Association at the annual convention, which was held recently in Bremerton,


Mr. Day is the director of management engineering at the

Charleston Naval Shipyard in

Charleston, S.C. He has been em- ployed by the Charleston Naval

Shipyard since 1956, except for a two-year tour with the U.S.

Army Ordnance Corps.

Other officers elected were

Henry Romero, vice president, who is the labor and employee relations director at the Naval Air

Station, North Island, San Diego;

Robert Davison, secretary, who is head of the Surface and Anti-Air

Warfare Division of the Combat

Systems Office at the Charleston

Naval Shipyard; and Fred Hicks, treasurer, who is head of the

Budget and Statistics Division of the Comptroller Department at the Charleston Naval Shipyard.

The Naval Civilian Adminis- trators Association is a national organization of senior level man- agers employed in Navy Civil

Service. The total membership is approximately 600, organized into 12 chapters distributed among seven naval shipyards, three avi- ation activities, the Naval Ship

Engineering Center, and one di- vision of the Naval Facilities En- gineering Command. Because of the positions held by the mem- bers, they exercise responsibility over many thousands of engi- neers, scientists, administrators, and other employees in the activ- ities in which they are located.

The purpose of the organization is to contribute to the improve- ment of management of the De- partment of the Navy.

A.J. Hebert Elected

President Of Daptco

Marine Corporation

Capt. Albert J. Hebert Jr.

Capt. Albert J. Hebert Jr. has been elected president and chief executive officer of Daptco Marine

Corporation, according to James

M. George, chairman of the board.

Captain Hebert, also a member of the board, has been with Daptco

Marine since 1976, and has han- dled all of the new construction, as well as running the operations.

Daptco Marine operates four 180-foot tug/supply vessels in the

Gulf of Mexico, and has enjoyed 100 percent utilization in the past 12 months. The company is now taking bids for four more iden- tical boats for delivery within the next 18 months.

Decca Marine To Market

Sailor Radios In U.S. —Literature Available

ITT Decca Marine, Inc. has been appointed exclusive U.S. sales and service agent for the Sailor radio line manufactured by S.P. Radio

A/S of Denmark.

The first of the broad line of

Sailor radios to be announced is the VHF radio Type RT144AC.

Company officials estimate there are more than 60,000 Sailor VHF units installed on vessels.

Sailor radios have proved es- pecially popular where rugged en- vironmental conditions exist, such as North Sea fishing and work- boats and remote outposts where service facilities are primitive or nonexistent. Now with expanded production output, S.P. Radio has teamed up with ITT Decca Marine to launch a major sales program in the USA. The Sailor line will be sold and serviced through the

ITT Decca dealer network nation- wide.

For more data about Sailor ra- dios, write to Alan D. Thompson,

Dept. MR, ITT Decca Marine,

Inc., P.O. Box G, Palm Coast,

Fla. 32037. 36 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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