"There is a powerful agent, responsive, quick, and easy to use, pliable enough to meet all our needs on board. It does everything. It supplies light and heat for the ship and is the very soul of our mechanical equipment. That agent is electricity.
James J. Henry has been elected president of the Whitehall Club at 17 Battery Place, New York, N.Y., to serve the 1976-77 term. Mr. Henry has served as a governor of the club for the past 15 years, two of those years as second vice president and
The 91st Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held on November 9-12 at the New York Hilton Hotel, again drew a large attendance at the banquet, technical sessions, and at the expanded Second International Maritime Exposition,
Rear Adm. Paul L. Krinksy, superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, has been elected an honorary member of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) by the group's council. A plaque signifying Admiral Krinksy's membership was presented to him by ASNE's president, Dr.
Far East Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd (FELS) has successfully launched the second of two giant jackup rigs it is building for A.P. Moller of Denmark. The rig was recently eased out of the 400,000-dwt Admiral Dock at FELS Pioneer Yard. It was a
The first of two Navy oceanographic survey vessels, the USNS Maury (T-AGS-39), was recently dedicated by Rear Adm. John R. Seesholtz, USN, Oceanographer of the Navy, at keel-laying ceremonies at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point, Md., yard. According to David Watson,
Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger announced recently that the President has nominated Rear Adm. Glenwood Clark for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as Commander of the Navy's Space and Warfare Systems Command (SWSC),
The late Paul Hall, former president of the Seafarer's International Union and vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been named the 1981 recipient of the Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award. Mr. Hall is the first awardee to receive the maritime industry's highest award posthumously.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta named Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis, USCG, (ret.) as the Associate Under Secretary of Transportation for Maritime and Land Security at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Admiral Bennis,
Capt. Barry C. Roberts, USCG, recently assumed command of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He becomes the 29th commanding officer in the 82-year history of the yard, the only shipbuilding and repair facility of the U.S. Coast Guard.