The 93rd SNAME Annual Meeting— A Special Report
At the recent 93rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, honors in the form of medals, prizes, and certificates were presented to a number of members and others during ceremonies at the New York Hilton Hotel. The four top awards, the Taylor, Land, and Blakely Medals and the Elmer A. Sperry Award were presented at the Annual Banquet, at which the principal speaker was Walter F. Williams, president and chief operating officer of Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
The Society's David W. Taylor Medal "for notable achievement in naval architecture and marine engineering" is given annually. The 1985 recipient, J. Randolph Paulling Jr., professor of naval architecture at the University of California, holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, and has been prominent on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, for 30 years. A Fellow of the Society, Dr. Paulling is a proficient researcher in marine structure analysis and a prolific author on that and related subjects.
Thomas B. Crowley, who received the annual Vice Adm. "Jerry" Land Medal "for outstanding accomplishment in the marine field," took the helm of Crowley Launch and Tugboat Company more than 35 years ago, and built the company from a local tug operation into the diverse and worldwide Crowley Maritime of today. He is an ardent supporter of the U.S. merchant marine, and has been active in a number of organizations in support of that goal.
The Blakely Smith Medal is awarded biennially "for outstanding accomplishment in ocean engineering." It was given to John A. Mercier, a key figure in the development and placement in the North Sea of Conoco's Tension Leg Platform (TLP), a gigantic engineering achievement that makes oil and gas production practical from waters deeper than ever before.
The Elmer A. Sperry Award for 1985 was given to George H.
Plude, Carleton E. Tripp, and Richard K. Quinn for design concepts and construction methods of the Stewart J. Cort, the first 1,000- foot, self-unloading Great Lakes bulk carrier.
At the President's Luncheon held the day before the Banquet, the following awards were presented: The Capt. Joseph H. Linnard Prize for 1985 was awarded to Robert X. Caldwell, Maurice Gordon, and Dwight K. Koops for their paper, "Two State-of-the-Art Specialty Products Ships: Design, Construction, and operation." This prize goes to the author or authors of the best paper contributed to the Transactions of the Society at its Annual Meeting of the preceding year.
The best paper delivered before one of the SNAME Sections gets the Vice Adm. E.L. Cochrane Award.
The 1985 prize went to Richard W.
Harkins and Michael G. Parsons for their paper, "Investigation of Fuel Injection System Cavitation Problems," delivered at the Great Lakes/Great Rivers Section in October 1984.
The Graduate Paper Honor Prize for 1985 was presented to Vassilios E. Theodoracatos for his paper, "An Experimental Study of Elastohydrodynamics of Towed Flexible Cylinders Aided by Video Image Processing." The Graduate Paper Award for 1985 was given to Charles H. Goddard and Udo H. Rowley for their paper, "Implementation of a Computer-Supported Naval Ship Design System at MIT," delivered at the New England Section in January 1985.
George A. Kriezis received the Undergraduate Paper Award for his 1985 paper, "A Computer Code for the Prediction of Response Characteristics of a Marine Riser at Right Angles to a Uniform Stream," delivered at the MIT Student Section in November 1984.
Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to Karl L. Kirkman, Richard C. McCurdy, Olin J.
Stephens II, and Daniel D.
Strohmeier "for their outstanding contribution to the profession and to yachting safety as directors of the project on Safety from Capsizing." At the same ceremony, the Society's immediate past president, C. Larry French, received a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation.
Finally, eight Golden Award 50- Year Membership Certificate recipients were named, and those present received their certificates in person.
The awardees, present and in absentia, were William J. Dorman, R.P. DuMont, Murdock M.
E a r l e , M a r v i n H. Gluntz, George H. Hodges, James W.
Kirkman, Peter J. Riley, and William H. Watkins.
Other stories from January 1986 issue
- Bethlehem Steel Selects Delaval R5 Engines For Two New Navy Vessels page: 5
- Bay Shipbuilding Expands Foreign Trade Zone page: 5
- Elliott White Gill Names Lirette Sales Manager page: 6
- Free Brochure On Modular Bathrooms For Marine Use page: 6
- Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding To Build Large, Fast Passenger Catamarans On The East Coast page: 6
- Free Literature Describes New Repair Compounds From Philadelphia Resins page: 6
- ODECO Elects Kilpatrick Executive Vice President page: 6
- Avondale Yard Awarded $300-Million Navy Contract To Build Two More LSDs page: 7
- PROPULSION UPDATE First U.S.-Built Twin-Screw Towmaster Rudder System On Tug page: 7
- Combustion Engineering A w a r d e d $12 Million In Navy Boiler Contracts page: 7
- Huthnance Consolidates Management Of Nine Offshore Drilling Rigs page: 7
- Hagglunds Offers Elaborate 72-Page Full-Color Booklet On Cranes And Equipment page: 7
- M.A.N.-GHH Completes Floating Dock For Iran page: 8
- Navy Ends Suspension; Tracor, Inc., Resumes Government Contracting page: 8
- ' 85 Sales Of Imperial Survival Suits Nears 100,000 page: 8
- Aalborg Yard Launches Third Reefer For Delivery To USSR's Sudoimport page: 8
- Unique Sidewheeler Replica Craft Completed By Offshore Shipbuilding page: 9
- ABS Elects John Borum Senior Vice President page: 9
- OUTSTANDING INLAND/OFFSHORE VESSELS AND RIGS OF 1985 page: 12
- 38th Annual CSSRA Conference And First Canadian Shipbuilding & Offshore Exhibition page: 12
- $5-Billion Hibernia Offshore Project Will Get Under Way Early This Year page: 13
- Major Manufacturers Attend First Diesel Propulsion Conference Held In Seat page: 14
- Roger Nejes Appointed Assistant To President, Todd Shipyards Corp. page: 14
- Armco Continues To Upgrade Speciality Steels Facilities page: 14
- Westport Yard Building Fiberglass Passenger Vessel For TravAlaska page: 15
- Simrad, Inc. Opens U.S. East Coast Branch Office page: 15
- Balehi Marine Christens Twin-Screw Harbor Utility Boat page: 16
- Fast Sealift Ship USNS Altair Dedicated At Avondale Industries Shipyard Division page: 16
- Fincantieri Completes Major Overhauls On Two RO/RO-Containerships page: 17
- Shelley To Succeed Holmes As President Of Raytheon page: 17
- Ingersoll-Rand Purchases Fafnir Bearing Division page: 17
- McDermott Gets $48-Million Offshore Contract From Chinese Petroleum Corporation page: 18
- Pool Arctic Alaska Orders Bardex Hydranautics Island Rig Skidding System page: 18
- Bay Shipbuilding Lays Keel For Second Of Three Containerships page: 18
- Omnithrusters Delivered For Canadian Government Vessels page: 18
- Ingram Barge Completes Organization Changes— Reports Rapid G r o w th page: 19
- Optimizing Efficiency Levels Of Boiler Feed Turbo Pumps page: 20
- Russellstoll Offers Full-Color Bulletin On Heliport Lighting System page: 20
- Nichols Brothers Delivering Catamaran To Glacier Bay Yachts page: 21
- Simultaneous Drydocking Requires Separation Of 70,000-Ton Drydock At Penn Ship page: 21
- REDUCING FUEL COSTS page: 24
- OUTSTANDING CONVERSIONS page: 25
- B&R Offers Literature On Company Services, Products And Programs page: 27
- Joseph A. Watters Appointed President, Royal Viking Line page: 27
- BP Offers 60-Page Brochure On Facilities/Capabilities page: 28
- Farboil Offers Two Free Directories On Marine Coatings and Systems page: 28
- Todd Galveston Awarded $21.6-Million Modification Of Second T-AVB Vessel page: 28
- PNOC Marine And Bardex Hydranautics Build World Class Shipyard page: 29
- Gems Sensors Expands Line Of Level Indicators page: 29
- White Named Senior Vice President At American Systems Engineering page: 29
- 1986 DIESEL ENGINE GUIDE page: 30
- Karl Senner Offers Sales And Service For Reintjes Marine Gears page: 30
- DDA Offers Expanded Product Line And Streamlined Manufacturing Facilities page: 30
- Steamship Company Chief Given Top Federal Academy Alumni A w a rd page: 31
- New Marine Overcoat Sea-Slide™ Increases Speed, Saves Fuel page: 31
- Valley Line Reorganizes And Expands Marketing Department— Three N e w Executives Join Firm page: 31
- First Lucander-Designed Tug Nozzle Built By ideal Machine page: 31
- American Metal Bearing's Rubber Bearing Staves Approved By Navy page: 32
- Brochure Explains N e w USCG Survival Suit Regulations page: 32
- Saab Electronics Introduces TankRadar page: 33
- Alden Electronics Introduces Tactical Facsimile Receiver page: 33
- Furuno Introduces Digitized Small Radar page: 33
- Offshore Triple-Effect Water Makers From Atlas-Danmark Save Thousands In Operating Expenses page: 34
- Acoustical Barrier Material Data Sheet Available page: 34
- Robertshaw Literature Describes Versatile Diaphragm Actuators page: 34
- Gladding-Hearn Delivers Two Tugs To Bermuda's Department Of Marine page: 34
- Belgian Shipbuilder "Floats7 Massive GRP Mold On Film Of Air page: 36
- Navigation Sciences Offers VIEWNAV® Master Mariner Brochure page: 36
- Bailey Offers N e w Color Brochure On Recorders And Data Loggers page: 36
- Cummins Uprates B Series Marine Diesel Engines page: 38
- Titeflex Offers 22-Page Catalog On Smooth Bore Teflon Hose page: 38
- Cincinnati Gear Offers Free Color Brochure On Large Gears And Parts page: 38
- Baldt Offers New 12-Page Full-Color Facilities Brochure page: 38
- Texaco Marine Services Receives Ship Management Contracts page: 41
- Wilson Walton Sells Testing Services For Ships/Offshore Structures page: 41
- Eastern Marine Developing One Of Three Facilities As Offshore Supply Base page: 42
- Sulzer Introduces A Longer-Stroke Medium-Speed Engine page: 42
- Chesapeake Marine Engineering Symposium Set For January 24, 1986 page: 43
- N e w Compact Thermocoil Diesel Fuel Heater From Racor page: 43
- Marathon LeTourneau Reorganizes Marine And Offshore Operations page: 44
- Garlock Offers 44 Page Catalog On Sealing Devices page: 44
- Todd Awarded $33-Million Conversion By Matson Navigation page: 45
- McAllister Bros. Acquires Norfolk, Baltimore And Carolina Lines Assets page: 46
- Fine Metering Valves From Nupro Offer Improved Stability & Flow Control page: 47
- Sparrows Point Yard Wins Repair Contract For 'Energy Independence' page: 47
- The Federal Policy Vacuum: We Are Little Known And Less Understood page: 48
- InterTrade Awarded Navy Contract For Fenders page: 55
- Limitorque Introduces HR Series Line Of Pneumatic Valve Actuators page: 55
- The 93rd SNAME Annual Meeting— A Special Report page: 56
- New Company Formed, GCG Consultants page: 57
- Port Allen Marine Delivers Butadiene Tank Barge To Shell page: 66