Electric Boat's Submarine Facilities Subject Of ASNE Section Presentation

Kenneth Brown, manager of operations engineering at General Dynamics Corporation's Electric Boat Division in Groton, Conn., was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the American Society of Naval Engineers, Northern New England Section.

The dinner meeting was held at Pier II in Portsmouth, N.H.

Mr. Brown described the facilities that were designed and developed by Electric Boat to build the Trident class submarines.

These facilities included a $150-million, 10- acre land level submarine construction complex which provides for the simultaneous construction of two or more classes of submarines, and the a u t o m a t e d submarine frame and cylinder manufacturing facility at Quonset Point, R.I. The Quonset Point facility, the only one of its kind in the world, provides a major improvement in the method of fabricating submarine hull sections. Pictures, slides and models of the unique equipment were used to illustrate the details of Mr. Brown's presentation.

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