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The battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) underway with ships assigned to her Central American task group. Photo—U.S. Navy.
Naval Ship Maintenance &
Technical Symposium-October 3-4, Norfolk, Va.
A technical symposium, Naval
Ship Maintenance & Moderniza- tion/Affordability, sponsored by the
Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic
Fleet, and the American Society of
Naval Engineers, Tidewater Sec- tion, will be held at the OMNI
International Hotel in Norfolk
Wednesday and Thursday, October 3-4. This is the second of these Nav- al Ship Maintenance symposia to be held in the Tidewater Virginia area.
The Norfolk Naval Base is the world's largest Naval installation, being home port for more than 130 ships of the Atlantic and Mediterra- nean Fleets, 45 aircraft squadrons, and 67 shore-based military activi- ties. Besides the active ports in the area, there are some of the largest shipyards in the world as well as the
Norfolk-based ship operators. The
Norfolk Metropolitan Area has more than 1.5 million residents—in
Norfolk proper, Hampton, Newport
News, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Ports- mouth, and Virginia Beach—many of them active in the maritime in- dustry.
This two-day symposium, which will be accompanied by exhibits of more than 50 companies and Gov- ernment agencies, will provide a fo- rum for a broad view of initiatives, and for an exchange of ideas for reducing the cost of maintaining and modernizing the growing U.S.
Navy Fleet. The program this year will focus on initiatives aimed at achieving technical requirements in a more efficient manner.
VADM William F. McCauley,
USN, Prospective COMNAVSUR-
FLANT, will welcome attendees at the start of the symposium, followed by keynote speaker ADM Wesley
L. Macdonald, USN, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Speak- ers at the Working Luncheons will be ASNE president RADM James
K. Nunneley, USN (Ret.), and
COMO Stuart F. Piatt, USN,
Competition Advocate General of the Navy. The guest speaker at the final banquet on October 4 will be
M. Lee Rice, president of the
Shipbuilders Council of America.
Wednesday, October 3
Session #1—Diagnostics and
Testing, Claremont Room.
Moderator: Paul Sacilotto 1000-1050—"Survey of Special
Tests Conducted by PERA (Crudes)" by R. MacGregor and
D. Robison. 1100-1150—"Effective Computer- ized Vibration Data Analysis for Re- pair Recommendations of Naval
Machinery," by S. Kutufaris and
Session #2—Submarine Repair,
Moderator: COMO M. MacKin- non III. 1000-1050—"Production Line Con- cept for Overhauling Submarines—
An Update," by K.F. Lanzillo. 1100-1150—"Submarine Advanced (continued on page 24) 22 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News