Dravo Corporation has announced the appointments of Jack Hird as Eastern sales manager, marine, and Richard Farringer as contract manager of marine repair for its Engineering Works Division. Mr. Hird, formerly manager of marine repair, joined Dravo in 1939.
The Phoenix Seadrill Rig 3 — The Mr. Ray—an all-new slottedtype submersible posted drilling barge built by McDermott Inc. shipyard, New Iberia, La., was christened recently at ceremonies held at the yard. The rig can drill below 30,000 feet in nominal 7- to 21-foot water depths.
Alva M. (Al) Hill has been elected senior vice president of Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., with an Eastern plant at Swansboro, N.C., while Steve Harris has been promoted to national sales manager, and Timothy J.
The Northern New England Section, the American Society of Naval Engineers, held its monthly meeting recently at the Commissioned Officers Club, Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H. Comdr. Michael Terry, Research and Development Program Manager, Ship Design and Integration Directorate,
On June 4, a unique French hovercraft made its inaugural "flight" across the English Channel between Dover, England, and Calais, France. The vessel is powered by five marine gas turbines manufactured by the Avco Lycoming (Stratford, Conn.) Division.