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SNAME 1971 Spring Meeting
Outstanding Technical Papers And
International Vacation Resort Combine
To Make This Meeting Memorable
The Hawaii Section extended its
Aloha and cordial hospitality to the members of The Society of Na- val Architects and Marine Engi- neers at the 1971 Spring Meeting which was held at the Princess
Kaiulani Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Hawaii Section selected as the theme of the meeting "Oceanics
The interesting technical pro- gram was based on ocean research.
The complete abstracts of the technical papers appeared in the
May 1, 1971 issue of Maritime Re- porter/Engineering News.
In addition to the technical ses- sions, which occupied one full day and the mornings of the second and third days, there was a technical field trip. 'Phis feature of the pro- gram was a trip to the Oceanics
Institute and a view of a live dem- onstration of their "Man in the
Sea" project and other technical aspects of modern marine experi- ments being conducted in Hawaii.
The ladies joined in with the men on this trip and toured the adjacent
Sea Life Park.
As was to be expected of a meet- ing in this locale, the sightseeing tours and social activities were as important as the technical sessions.
On the evening prior to the start of the formal meetings, the regis- trants and their ladies gathered in the Robert Louis Stevenson Room of the Princess Kaiulani Hotel for a get acquainted "no host" Early
Bird Aloha Reception.
On the first day of the meetings, a luncheon was held for the regis- trants in the Cleg'horn Room of the hotel. Dr. John P. Craven, dean of marine programs at the Univer- sity of Hawaii and the State of
Daniel D. Strohmeier, president of The So- ciety of Naval Architects and Marine Engi- neers, gave an informal report on the
Society at the opening of the technical program.
Hawaii's executive director for ma- rine affairs, gave a very interesting talk entitled "The Naval Architect and the Design of Cities on the
Climaxing the first day activities was the president's reception, hosted by Daniel D. Strohmeier, president of The Society of Naval
Architects and Marine Engineers.
The closing event of the 1971
Spring Meeting was a traditional
Hawaiian Luau (banquet). It was held on the terrace overlooking
Waikiki beach at the Royal Hawai- ian Hotel. This event was most en- joyable and, as the sun sets over
Waikiki, a majestic finale for the meetings.
The Hawaii Section was a graci- ous host and had arranged for many sightseeing trips and other activities for both the registrants and their ladies. The Honolulu sightseeing trips included a Poly-
Organizers of the Annual Spring Meeting pictured above at the Early Bird Reception, left to right: Charles Weidknecht, McGuire Enterprizes; Miss Marilyn Monk, tour co- ordinator; Robert G. Mende, secretary of the Society; Mrs. Mende, Mrs. Smith, and
Ian M. Smith, chairman of the Spring Meeting steering committee.
Taking an active part in the 197] Spring Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers were, left to right: Ian M. Smith, chairman of Spring Meeting steering committee; author E. Allmendinger, University of New Hampshire; author Man- ley St. Denis, University of Hawaii and chairman of the papers committee; Daniel D.
Strohmeier, president of the Society and presiding officer at the meeting; Capt. Kenneth
E. Wilson, USN, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Hawaii Section chairman; presiding officer John P. Comstock, and authors M. Ochi and R.M. Vuolo, Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Washington, D.C. nesian Cultural Center tour, a City/
Mount Tantalus tour, a twilight dinner sail on a catamaran, and a cruise around Pearl Harbor.
The Section also arranged for deep-sea fishing charters, golfing, glass-bottom-boat cruises, night- club tours and tea-house parties.
Trips to the neighboring islands were arranged so that those attend- ing could visit the islands of Kauai,
Maui, and Hawaii after the meet- ings were completed. Many of those attending the meetings took advantage of these special post- meeting trips which took from one to five days.
While the members were busy attending the technical meetings on the first day, the ladies took a bus tour for a delightful morning at Paradise Park, a lush tropical bird aviary unique to the Islands.
This was followed by a visit to
Manoa Valley, once the playground of the Aliis (Hawaiian royalty).
Interspersed in this trip was a lunch in the Polynesian Dining
Room. During the luncheon there was a fashion show of Hawaiian and Polynesian attire.
As an added bonus to the Spring
Meeting, the Hawaii Section had arranged an "Orient Shipbuilding
Tour" which members could take.
It was planned to follow the Spring
Meeting and consisted of a 10-day tour of Japan. It emphasized com- prehensive inspection trips to Is'hi- kawajima and Mitsubishi ship- yards in Yokohama and Mitsubishi and Kawasaki shipyards in Kobe.
Included in this trip was an excep- tional sightseeing schedule.
The Hawaii Section and its steer- ing committee for the 1971 Spring
Meeting did a splendid job plan- ning this meeting. Ian M. Smith served as chairman of the steering committee. Assisting him were : pa- pers committee—Manley St. Den- is, chairman, and Guy W. Slaugh- ter; finance committee—Frederick
C. Munchmeyer, chairman, and
Sueo Hayashida; technical sessions committee—E. Alvey Wright; ho- tel arrangements committee—Ken
Yee; budget committee—Roy W.
Aherns and Michael D. Farmer; transportation and field trips com- mittee—J. Grant O'Donnell; social committee—Theodore M. Otero;
Dr. John P. Craven, dean of marine pro- grams at the University of Hawaii and
Hawaii's executive director for marine af- fairs, spoke at the luncheon on the first day of the meetings. publicity committee — Dale . T
Trenhaile; printing and publica- tions committee—Harry C. Lewis; liaison committee—Hugh W. Kai- ser; registration committee—Clin- ton W. Kreitner, and the "at large" committee—Herman Hastrup.
Twelve technical papers were presented during the Spring Meet- ing. The following gives a sum- mary of these papers:
Paper No. 1 — "Problems of
Ocean Platforms" by M. St. Denis and E. Allmendinger. That ocean platforms are subject to greater perils is borne out by the higher insurance rates that they are as- sessed. Part of the reason lies in the insufficient experience with this type of design.
Paper No. 2—"Seakeeping Char- acteristics of a Multi-Unit Ocean
Platform" by M.K. Ochi and R.M.
Vuolo. This paper presents results of a study that theoretically pre- dicts seakeeping characteristics of a floating multi-ocean platform.
Paper No. 3—"The Design and
Operation of a Prototype Deep-
Ocean Mining Ship" by R. Kauf- man and J.P. Latimer. The emer- gence of manganese nodules as a potential ore to supply world needs of important base metals has lead to the rapid development of the technology to mine this resource. (Continued on page 12) 10 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News