The second in a series of six fleet oilers of the Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO- 187) Class under a contract with the U.S. Navy by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened the Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) in recent ceremonies at the yard.
At its regular monthly meeting, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers invited Dr. John E. Halkyard, Kennecott Explorations, Inc. to present a paper on the "Technical Aspects of Ocean Mining.
Hugh F. Munroe, president and chief executive officer of Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc., has announced that Thomas John Ternes has j o i n e d the San Franciscobased firm of naval architecture and marine engineering in the capacity of supervisory
James R. Wittmeyer has been appointed vice president-operations at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding, Chester, Pa. He succeeds John A. Serrie, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding industry. Mr. Wittmeyer has 30 years of experience in shipbuilding.
The appointment of Edward G. Ogden as chief engineer has been announced by Bernard Delannoy, executive vice president of De- Long Corporation, 29 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10006. DeLong is engaged in the design and construction of piers, docks,
Peter Burbank, president of A.L. Burbank & Company, Ltd., New York, N.Y., has announced the election of Franklin W.L. Tsao as a director to its hoard and the formation of an affiliated company, Shipcentral, Limited, New York, of which Mr. Tsao is the president.
Marine Efficiency Engineering recently announced the opening of its new office at 2208 N.W. Market Street, Suite 210 Ballard Building, Seattle, Wash. The firm provides independent marine engineering consulting, design, and problem-solving for the fishing industry,
At its recent board of directors meeting, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., elected Kenneth Evans as vice president-engineering. This promotion reflects his increased responsibilities as head of the growing engineering capability.
Lester Rosenblatt, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the following committee chairmen for 1980: Vice president—Advisory Public Service Committee—Donald P. Courtsal, vice president and general manager,
David John Sparkuhl has been named operations manager for Western Cruise Lines, San Pedro, Calif., it was recently announced by Alex Currie, senior vice president and general manager. In addition to being in charge of all technical and mechanical operations of Western's Azure Seas, Mr.