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Capt. Dickieson To

Key Post For New

Hydrofoil Operation

Capt. Robert W. Dickieson, USN (ret.), has been appointed as direc- tor of maintenance and logistics for

Pacific Sea Transportation, Ltd., a

Hawaii Company which will oper- ate an interisland hydrofoil service under the name SeaFlite. SeaFlite will provide daily scheduled service between the islands of Oahu, Kau- ai, Maui, and Hawaii, utilizing three 929 Jetfoils ordered from the

Boeing Company. SeaFlite head- quarters are located at 233 Keawe

Street in Honolulu.

Captain Dickieson enlisted in the

U.S. Navy in 1942 and was appoint- ed to the Naval Academy in 1944 by the Secretary of the Navy. Cap- tain Dickieson attended the U.S.

Naval- Postgraduate School and the University of California to earn a master's degree in physics and graduated from both Nuclear Pow- er School and Guided Missile (Po- laris) School. He served as Execu- tive Officer of the USS Stickleback (SS415), USS Bream (SS243), and the USS Scamp (SSS 588), and as

Commanding Officer of the USS

Sculpin (SSN 590); USS U.S. Grant (SSBN 631) (BLUE); USS Ka- mehameha (SSBN 642.) -(GOLD); and USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658) (BLUE).

From August 1968 to August 1970, Captain Dickieson command- ed the Fleet Submarine Training

Facility (now called the Submarine

Training Center, Pacific) with head- quarters at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.


Capt. Robert W. Dickieson

He next commanded the USS

Nereus (AS 17), a submarine tender based at San Diego, Calif. He served on Admiral Gayler's staff as Chief of the Nuclear Operations/Safety

Branch at GI'NCPAC Headquar- ters, 'Camp Smith, Hawaii, immedi- ately before retirement in February 1973.

Captain Dickieson assumed his present post with Pacific Sea

Transportation, Ltd. on March 6, 1973, shortly after his retirement on February 1, 1973.

Ocean Science Lab;

Wave Tank Planned

For Corpus Christi

Southwest Research Institute, a nonprofit applied research organ- ization headquartered in San An- tonio, Texas, has announced plans for construction of an Ocean Sci- ence and Engineering Laboratory in

Corpus Christi. The announcement was made by SwRI president Mar- tin Goland.

Plans call for immediate con- struction of a 200-foot by 85-foot wave tank facility for simulation of ocean wave action. The 10-foot- deep tank will be capable of cre- ating waves as high as four to five feet.

Model offshore structures will be tested in the wave tank for struc- tural integrity under constant wave action. In addition, the facility will be used to evaluate various meth- ods of prevention and control of sea fires caused by oil spillage.

Future plans call for the con- struction of an 11,000-square-foot laboratory-office building adjacent to the wave tank facility. The build- ing will provide expanded labora- tory and office space for the ocean science activities of the SwRI De- partment of Structural Research and Ocean Engineering, which now has quarters in downtown Cojpus


The Ocean Science and Engineer- ing Laboratory will be located in the Rincon Industrial Park on Cor- pus Christi Beach and will provide mooring facilities for the 60-foot vessel Researcher I, the 35-foot Re- searcher II, and the fleet of auxili- ary vessels. • t INE coatings sioned to protect •S. NAVY SHIPS!

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