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NASSCO Awarded $41.5-

Million Contract Increase

For SL-7 Conversions

National Steel and Shipbuild- ing Company, San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $41,556,693 face-value-increase to a previous- ly awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Government Speci- fied Equipment (GSE) (long lead time material) for conversion of two SL-7 ships to TAKR (fast logistic ship). This includes hatch covers, 35T and 50T cranes, side port hatches, portable ramps and platforms, fuel pumps and mo- tors and fuel strainers, and wa- tertight bulkhead doors. The

Naval Sea Systems Command,

Washington, D.C., is the con- tracting activity (N00024-82-C- 2234).

Castelvecchi Named

Corporate Purchasing

Agent At Ships Supply

Frank Castelvecchi

Frank Castelvecchi has been named corporate purchasing agent for Ships Supply Inc. of

Jacksonville, Fla., by Michael C.

Kenney, president of the com- pany that supplies provisions, deck, and engine equipment to vessels and industrial plants.

Mr. Castelvecchi, who was as- sociated with North Florida Ship- yards as purchasing agent before joining Ships Supply, will recom- mend policy and assist in devel- oping and administering policy on matters concerning corporate purchasing.

The new corporate purchasing agent will have control of an in- ventory numbering thousands of items that include anchors to engine parts to food supplies.

Ships Supply also maintains an office and warehouse in Tampa.

The company serves Charleston,

S.C.; Savannah and Brunswick,

Ga.; and Cape Canaveral, Port

Everglades and Miami, Fla. Other ports include Aruba, San Juan,

Bahamas, and Curacao.

Honeywell Forms New

Undersea Sensor Group

Honeywell Marine Systems Di- vision, of Seattle, Wash., recent- ly created a new group to expand development activities in under- water transducer technology. The

Undersea Sensor Group draws

Write 722 on Reader Service Card • into one business unit the engi- neering, management, and lab- oratory resources necessary to support all of the division's acoustic sensor design and small- quantity manufacturing activi- ties.

By concentrating these capa- bilities under one head, the new organization is designed to more efficiently meet projected future requirements for underwater acoustic equipment.

The new Honeywell group fits within the company's Seattle- based Marine Systems Division (MSD), a leader in naval acoustic equipment and ocean engineer- ing services. Since 1951, MSD has developed and produced a wide spectrum of underwater sensor products for both government and commercial applications in the United States and abroad.

Commercial products generally related to acoustic positioning systems such as beacons, trans- ponders, and the corresponding shipboard equipment also are produced.

Head of the specialized under- sea sensor team is Robert D.

Isaak, most recently product line manager for advanced systems at MSD and former head of the

Sonic Sonar and Countermeas- ures Division of the U.S. Naval

Undersea Center, San Diego,


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