Hampton Roads S N A M E Reports O n Ship Production Committee

The Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently at the Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant in Hampton, Va. The meeting featured a paper by F.

Baxter Barham Jr. titled "The SNAME Ship Production Committee— An Overview." Section vice chairman Robert L. Kelly welcomed Robert G. Mende, SNAME national secretary and executive director, to the meeting.

Mr. Barham is program manager for the Ship Production Committee Panel SP-4, Design/Production Integration, at Newport News Shipbuilding. He has represented NNS on a number of Navy and industry task groups dealing with integrated logistic support.

The presentation provided a brief history of the SPC and the National Shipbuilding Research Program, noting the growing need for technical input to the program, and showed how the SPC is changing to meet evolving ship production research demands and opportunities.

Particular attention was focused on the design-production integration program.

Mr. Barham, a member of SNAME since 1963, is a 1951 industrial engineering graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and has been with Newport News Shipbuilding since 1953.

Discussers of the paper included: Louis D. Chirillo of Todd Pacific Shipyards; Ellsworth L.

Peterson of Peterson Builders; Edwin J. Petersen of Todd Pacific; and Robert L. Kelly of Newport News Shipbuilding.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 19,  Apr 15, 1984

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