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SNAME 88th Annual

Meeting — Preview (continued from page 18) other business as may be intro- duced by the Chair.

Ladies' Hospitality and Infor- mation —- A special area will be set aside in the East Promenade, third floor, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday for

SNAME ladies and their guests to pick up information on places to visit and things to do and see in New York. Maps, brochures and other helpful suggestions will be available. Coffee will be served.

Authors' Breakfast — Authors, presiding officers and assistant presiding officers will meet at breakfasts on the days of then- sessions at 7:30 a.m. on Thurs- day in Suite 524, and on Friday in Suite 520.

ATLANTIS II goes through mid-life change:

Twin Disc MGN-1000AZ's help make the shift.

There comes a time in every lady's life when a decision has to be made. Time creates "new wrin- kles". And the old ways of doing things frequently aren't good enough.

The steam-powered ATLANTIS II was costing about $400,000 more per year to operate than a com- parable diesel vessel. She was slow. Her range was limited.

Since her christening in 1963, bunker oil had skyrocketed in price. Meanwhile, availability of this steam-plant fuel decreased, limiting ports-of-call open to the marine research ship.

The Woods Hole Oceanograph- ic Institution of Wood Hole, MA, made the important decision. $18 million was appropriated for the vessel's mid-life change. A ma- jor overhaul and refit from steam to diesel. Sanchez Marine Services of nearby New Bedford was awarded the contract for the 6-month changeover.

Steam engines were pulled,

Boilers removed. And twin EMD 12-567-E diesels were bolted into place. Turning the screws are Twin

Disc MGN-1000AZ Marine Trans- missions with 4.00:1 ratios.

The MGN-Z Series includes five in-line models expanding Twin

Disc's marine transmission capaci- ty to 3617 kW (4850 hp). MGN-Z's allow for identical reduction ratios forward and reverse, with the reverse transfer gearset rated for full-power, continuous-duty ahead operation. Independent i i

VI control of propeller speed is ac- complished by the Twin Disc "X"

Control—enabling the research vessel to hold prop speeds con- stant, or permitting variable speeds forward and reverse. This allows ATLANTIS II to hold position during delicate research maneu- vers.

Twin Disc Air Clutches and

Model PO-314 top PTO's for the transmissions were also specified for the refit to transmit power to the 300 kW (435 hp) diesel generators.

ATLANTIS II—repowered, refur- bished and re-equipped with state-of-the-art scientific technolo- gy—is again a first lady of re- search vessels. Twin Disc is a major force in shifting her into high gear. *

We put horsepower to work?

Sections Committee Breakfast —Breakfast will be served on

Thursday in Suite 526 at 7:30 a.m.

Membership Committee Break- fast—Yearly meeting will be held at breakfast on Friday in Suite 517 at 7:30 a.m.

President's Luncheon — A gen- eral reception will be held in the

West Ballroom Foyer at 12:00 noon on Thursday prior to the

President's Luncheon. The Presi- dent's Luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the West Ballroom on the third floor. Featured on the program will be the presentation of several important awards and an address by the president of the Society.

Annual Banquet — The 88th

Annual Banquet will take place on Friday evening, November 14, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Dinner-Dance — The Dinner-

Dance will be held in the Grand

Ballroom on Saturday, November 15. A reception will be held in the Grand Ballroom Foyer start- ing at 7:00 p.m. The Dinner-

Dance will start at 8:30 p.m.

Beker Seeks Title XI On

Three Barges To Cost

Total Of $2.9 Million

Beker Transportation Compa- ny, a subsidiary of Beker Indus- tries Corporation, Greenwich,

Conn., has applied to the Mari- time Administration for a Title

XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of three double- skinned tank barges. The vessels are to be used in the proprietary carriage of liquid sulfur from

Marseilles, 111., to Taft, La.

Geosource, Inc., Harvey, La., is the proposed builder of the 3,200- dwt barges. Delivery of the first is scheduled for December 17, 1980, and the others for March 1, 1981. The total estimated cost of the three barges is $2,925,507. If approved, the guarantee would cover 871 ^ percent of that amount, or $2,559,818.





For Tanker Overhaul

Awarded To Norshipco

Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry- dock Corporation, Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $3,098,802 fixed price contract for drydock- ing, overhaul and reduction gear replacement on the USNS Amer- ican Explorer, a government- owned tanker. The U.S. Navy's

Military Sealift Command was the contracting activity. (N00033-70-


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