H. Peter Young has been appointed vice president of marine operations for American President Lines (APL), according to H.B. Hubbard, senior vice presidentoperations. Mr. Young will have overall responsibility for the intermodal transportation
Oglebay Norton Company's giant new Great Lakes vessel, the 1,000-foot Columbia Star, was christened recently at Sturgeon, Bay, Wise. The vessel's sponsor was Mrs. John J. Dwyer, wife of the president of Oglebay Norton. The ceremonies officially named the former Hull No.
John Philip Holland was an Irish schoolteacher who immigrated to the United States in 1873 to pursue his passion: the design of the world's first practical submarine. Although never formally trained as an engineer, Holland realized his dream on May 17,
Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Corporation was recently formed and James A. Barker has been named the President and CEO. Blount-Barker, based in Warren, R.I., specializes in the design and shipbuilding of tugboats, cruise ships, high-speed ferries and dinner and passenger vessels.
The first Crandall-designed railway drydock to be built in Massachusetts in 50 years has just been completed by Norlantic Diesel, Inc. at their repair yard in Fairhaven. This upgrading of Norlantic's facilities i l l u s t r a t e s the belief
Spyros S. Skouras, chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Lines, Inc., has announced that the shipping company has embarked on a fleetwide preventive maintenance program. Mr. Skouras said maritime systems engineers from the Stanwick Company of Norfolk, Va.
Howard H. Hemphill has joined Schnitzer-Levin Marine Company in San Francisco, Calif., as manager of marine service, according to Wallace Z. Levin, general manager of the firm. Mr. Hemphill is owner of Earthwide Marine Service, and formerly a
Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. (MGA) has been named by the State of Alaska as the recip- ient of a study contract for the planned replacement of the Tustumena in the Alaska Ferry fleet, it was announced recently by Hugh F. Munroe, president
Marco Seattle has named Bob McMahon to the position of vice president and general manager of its shipyard division. The announcement was made recently by Marco p r e s i d e n t Peter G. Schmidt, who noted that the move was part of a program to bring
Standard Oil Company of California (Socal) has announced that Douglas C. Wolcott has been appointed president of Chevron Shipping Company, the corporation's marine transportation subsidiary. Mr. Wolcott, currently a vice president and general