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 large turnout of members and guests attended the recent second meeting of the 1983-84 season of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Guest speaker was David B. Sucharski of ARCO Oil and Gas Company in Dallas.
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 regular meeting of the new season for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, was chaired and opened by William A. Hood. He promptly introduced the new officers for the year, Capt. J.
The New England Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has issued a call for papers for "Marine Computers '86—A Symposium on Computer Applications in the Marine Industry," to be held April 16-17, 1986, in Boston, Mass.
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.
Worthington Compressors, Inc., 333 Elm Street, West Springfield, Mass. 01089, has announced the establishment of a Marine and Navy sales group headed by Frederick O. Snyder in Philadelphia, Pa. Superseding the prior functions of the Worthington
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
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.
H. Erich Nietsch has been appointed marketing manager of the Pollution Systems Division of Argo Marine. Mr. Nietsch will be concerned with the worldwide marketing of marine sanitation equipment, oily water separators, oil sorbents (for oil spills), compactors and incinerators.