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Malcolm Dick Elected

President Of Gibbs & Cox

Naval Architectural Firm

Richard M. Ehrlich, chairman of Gibbs & Cox, Inc., of New

York City, one of the nation's leading independent naval archi- tectural firms, recently announced that the board of directors had elected Malcolm Dick president.

Mr. Dick, a graduate of the

Massachusetts Institute of Tech- nology, joined Gibbs & Cox in 1952, serving in various capac- ities, most recently as executive vice president and previously as vice president and hull division head. He is a member of the

American Society of Naval En- gineers, Society of Naval Archi- tects and Marine Engineers,

American Management Associa- tion, and the Committee on Na- val Architecture of the American

Bureau of Shipping.

It was also announced that

Thomas M. Buermann, president, retired effective January 24, 1983.

Mr. Buermann's retirement comes after serving with Gibbs & Cox for 44 years. He will remain a member of the board of directors.

Gibbs & Cox, Inc., a leading de- signer of combatant and other ship types, with offices located in

New York City, Crystal City, and

Newport News, Va., has served the U.S. Navy, foreign navies, and commercial clients for over 53 years. Recent programs in- clude the FFG7 class as class de- sign agent for the U.S. Navy, the detail design of a Spanish aircraft carrier, and the Spanish patrol frigate, working in close association with Empresa Nac- ional, BAZAN, de Construcciones

Navales Militares, S.A.

Free Interface Offered With

Texas Instruments' SatNav —Literature Available

Texas Instruments recently an- nounced an introductory offer for its new TI 5000 satellite naviga- tor. The offer, which is in effect until July 31, 1983, consists of a free interface board with the purchase of a TI 5000. Literature is available on the SatNav.

The interface board, designed to be installed in a TI Loran, al- lows the user to link the TI 5000 to a TI Loran receiver (TI 9000 series) or navigator (TI 9900 se- ries) . The combination produces

TI's LORSAT navigation system.

Present TI Loran owners will be able to upgrade their existing navigation system with the pur- chase of a TI 5000 and the free interface board. TI Loran units which accept the interface board include the TI 9000A, TI 9000N,

TI 9000NS, TI 9000S, TI 9900 or

TI 9900N.

The LORSAT integrated navi- gation system, announced in Oc- tober 1982, is achieved by com- bining the TI 5000 satellite navi- gator with the interface board which accepts external inputs from a TI Loran receiver or nav- igator. The new system combines the accuracy and worldwide cov- erage of satellite navigation with the continuous signal of Loran C navigation. The LORSAT system offers extended range and im- proved conventional Loran C op- eration, and worldwide transit navigation.

For a free copy of the liter- ature,

Write 34 on Reader Service Card

New Managing Director

Appointed At Neorion

A & P Appledore International

Limited recently announced the appointment of Donald McLean as new managing director of

Neorion Shipyards Syros Lim- ited.

Mr. McLean takes over the role from Thorsten Andersson who has been managing director since the re-opening of the yard in

February 1979.

Mr. Andersson stated: "Ne- orion owes much of its success to a sensible strong management team with a good background in ship repair, both on the commer- cial and technical side. We at

A & P Appledore are confident that Mr. McLean will continue to provide this expertise main- taining Neorion's position as one of the most efficient yards in the


Donald McLean is a Scotsman who after apprenticeship at Bar- clay Curie & Co. decided to re- turn to the university to study

Naval Architecture. He spent many of his formative years on the N. East Coast working for

Swan Hunter and Brigham &


He joined A & P Appledore in 1979 and was sent to Neorion as commercial manager. He was pro- moted to deputy managing direc- tor in October 1980. $10-Million Contract

Awarded Electric Boat

General Dynamics Corporation,

Electric Boat Division, Groton,

Conn., has been awarded a $10,- 000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee letter contract for architectural/engi- neering support for the subma- rine Improved Performance Ma- chinery Program (IPMP) for the 688-class nuclear attack subma- rines. The Naval Sea Systems

Command, Washington, D.C. is the contracting activity (N00024- 83-C-4181).

General Dynamics Elects

Fritz G. Tovar To New

Vice Presidential Posts

Fritz G. Tovar has been elected a corporate vice president of

General Dynamics Corporation and named vice president-general manager, Electric Boat Division, it was announced recently. Elec- tric Boat, in Groton, Conn., builds nuclear-powered Ohio-class Tri- dent missile submarines and SSN 688-class fast-attack submarines for the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Tovar, who has been gen- eral manager of Electric Boat since November 1981, joined the company in 1975 as general man- ager of the Quincy Shipbuilding

Division's Charleston, S.C. facil- ity. In 1977 he joined Electric

Boat's Quonset Point, R.I., facil- ity as general manager. "Fritz Tovar has done an ex- cellent job as general manager of Electric Boat for the past 14 months," said David S. Lewis, chairman and chief executive of- ficer of General Dynamics. "We are confident that he will be an outstanding leader for the divi- sion in their busy years ahead."

Mr. Tovar's extensive ship- building and management expe- rience includes positions of in- creasing responsibility with

Davie Shipbuilding Ltd. in Can- ada, American Transport Corpo- ration in Sharon, Penn., and Ma- rine Transport Lines, Inc., a New

York City-based subsidiary of


Free 24-Page Color

Brochure Describes

Deutz B/AM 816 Diesels

KHD Deutz Diesel is offering a 24-page full-color brochure on its series of B/AM 816 diesel en- gines. The series of compact, high-speed diesels feature Deutz' two-stage combustion for a wide range of drive applications.

The brochure includes color photographs, color cutaway draw- ings and sectional drawings of these engines which are offered in both in-line and "V" configu- rations. Technical descriptions of the engines and photos showing recent marine applications also are included.

A separate pull-out section of the brochure contains specifica- tions on the B/AM 816 series written in four languages—Ger- man, English, French and Span- ish. Dimensional drawings and scores of tables pertaining to all aspects of the engines are in- cluded.

For a free copy of this infor- mative brochure, including the pull-out specifications section,

Write 79 on Reader Service Card $4.6-Million Navy Contract

Awarded To Tracor

Tracor Incorporated, Austin,

Texas, has been awarded a $4,- 660,000 cost-plus-fixed-price con- tract for engineering technical support to assist NAVSEA 921 in the execution of submarine maintenance and modernization program principles and concepts.

The Naval Sea Systems Com- mand, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-83-


New Model Pilot Ladder

Has Easily Replaced Steps —Literature Available

The A.L. Don Company of

Matawan, N.J., has developed a greatly improved version of its pilot ladder which now features steps which can be quickly and easily replaced aboard ship.

The steps are held in place by a mechanical clamp instead of hand serving. As a result, a step can be replaced onboard the ves- sel without the need to unstring the ladder. The replacement pro- cedure is quick and easy, and can be accomplished using ordi- nary hand-tools. "Our new pilot ladder is the only ladder approved by the

USCG on the market with steps that can be replaced without having to send the ladder back to the factory or to an assem- bling distributor," stated Peter

W. Gronbeck, vice president of

A.L. Don Company. This new de- sign simplifies maintenance and reduces costs by extending un- interrupted use.

A number of other improve- ments are incorporated in the new design including suspension ropes with a white outer jacket and an orange safety core. A vis- ible orange core alerts the user that the rope is worn. Steps are now painted international safety orange, and have safe, nonskid stepping surfaces.

A.L. Don's new pilot ladders are USCG approved and meet or exceed all SOLAS regulations and IMO standards.

For free specification sheets and technical diagrams of A.L.

Don's new pilot ladder,

Write 80 on Reader Service Card

Navy Awards ITT Gilfillan $4-Million Radar Contract

ITT Gilfillan, Van Nuys, Calif., has been awarded a $4,072,093 letter contract for two AN/SPN- 43 air surveillance radars with associated data for shipboard use. The Naval Electronic Sys- tems Command, Washington,

D.C., is the contracting activity (N00039-83-C-0004).

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