The New England Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met in Newton, Mass. on September 29, to hear the presentation of two excellent technical papers. Following cocktails and dinner, the technical meeting was opened by the chairman of the Section,
In 1932, after rusting in a public park for more than two decades, the USS Holland was cut up for scrap, a sad and ignoble end for the vessel hailed as the first modern submarine. Beyond sentiment, however, the Holland's unseemly demise was a historical tragedy.
Technical proposals for the shipment of natural gas under compression rather than in the refrigerated, liquefied state have surfaced from time to time over the years, but have received a lukewarm response from the marine industry. The considerable
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its inaugural 1981-82 meeting recently at the Buttonwood Restaurant with past chairmen's night. The event brought back some 19 past section chairmen.
A new Rule book, "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Floating Dry Docks," has been published by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The Rules apply to floating dry docks over 61 meters (200 feet) in length, but can be applied, subject to special considerations, to smaller structures.
MS Carnival Legend was delivered on August 14 to Carnival Corp. at Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Helsinki shipyard. Legend, which is the fourth cruise ship in a series of new Panamax-Max size cruise ships under construction for Carnival Corporation, is
Burrard Yarrows Corporation, Victoria, B.C., Canada, was recently awarded a $38-million contract for the conversion and modifications to two more B.C. ferries. The work is similar to but more extensive than that done earlier on the Queen of Vancouver and
To advance the science of shipboard habitability design and improve the quality of life at sea, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will host an International Shipboard Habitability Design Conference on April 7, 8, and 9, 1981.
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,
The Ship Structure Committee has recently published two new reports dealing with structural details and tolerances common to the commercial and naval shipbuilding industry. These reports should be valuable guides to both structural designers and shipyard personnel.