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,
A recent meeting of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects, held aboard the Princess Louise I, heard a paper entitled, "Fiber Optics for Shipboard Applications," by Donald Chambers, senior project engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company in Anaheim, Calif.
Seabury C. McGown has been appointed to the post of manager of contracts administration for Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., with a second plant in Swansboro, N.C., according to John L. Thomas, president.
There's hardly a marine application — onboard or ashore — where seawater pumps are not considered critical to a vessel's operation or purpose. The ability to pump seawater aboard most vessels represents only a part of their liquid pumping requirements;
A new four-page brochure on the efficient combustion of marine fuels is being offered by Todd Marine Systems, a company that brings to the marine world the amalgamation of combustion technologies from the United States and Europe through the recent merging of Todd Combustion, Inc.
Throughout the world, shipping companies are converting to less powerful but more efficient propulsion, switching to diesels, or striving to get a better handle on fuel consumption in both diesel engines and steam turbines. A New O r l e a n s - b a s e d technology company,
Manfred G. Krutein has announced the opening of an otfice as a consultant to private industry and the government in ocean mining and naval architecture. Mr. Krutein previously was with Global Marine Development Inc. as manager—ocean mining technology.
The appointment of John G. Rogers as manager, facility services, in Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipbuilding department was announced recently by David H. Klinges, vice president in charge of shipbuilding. Mr. Rogers is advancing from planning engineer.
J.J. Henry Co., Inc. of New York City, one of the leading naval architects in the U.S., recently announced the appointment of Roger C. Ffooks of London as the company's European representative. J.J. Henry Co. has engaged for many years in the
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association has named George A. Uberti of San Diego, Calif., as its 1979 Marine Man of the Year. Mr. Uberti, a 1948 Academy graduate, c u r r e n t l y serves as chief marine engineer at the National Steel