SNAME-New York Honors Past Chairmen, Hears Paper On Hopper Dredge Design

The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its inaugural 1981-82 meeting recently at the Buttonwood Restaurant with past chairmen's night. The event brought back some 19 past section chairmen.

Eric Lithen, the immediate past chairman, was the guest of honor and was presented a plaque by past chairman and now secretary of SNAME Robert Mende.

A t e c h n i c a l paper, "Hopper Dredges and Certain Aspects of Their Design," was presented by John Martin and Louis Mauriello.

The paper described the physical and operational features of new hopper dredges, problems in their design, and important features of new hopper dredges which have been recently designed or constructed for private contractors and the Army Corps of Engineers.

The paper h i g h l i g h ts these complex but highly versatile craft which are essential in the construction and maintenance of coastal port channels. Particular reference is given to regulatory requirements, an important consideration in the design of these ships.

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