Bethlehem Steel Names Thomas Robinson To Central Technical Post

Thomas F. Robinson has been appointed assistant technical manager of the Central Technical Division of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Shipbuilding Department, A. Dudley Haff, technical manager, has announced.

The Central Technical Division, which is located at the Sparrows Point (Md.) Shipyard, provides technical assistance to all of Bethlehem's shipbuilding and repair yards.

A native of Quincy, Mass., Mr.

Robinson is a 1943 graduate of the University of Michigan, with a B.S. degree in naval architecture and marine engineering.

He joined Bethlehem at the Fairfield Yard as a draftsman in 1943, and following two years in the Navy at the Office of Supervisor of Shipbuilding in San Francisco, Calif., he returned to Bethlehem at the Staten Island (N.Y.) Yard, progressing to the position of naval architect.

In 1958, he left the Staten Island Yard to become assistant chief, drafting technical engineering of Bethlehem's Quincy Yard, and progressed to the position of assistant naval architect.

He moved to the Sparrows Point Yard with the relocated Central Technical Division in 1964, and has since held positions as special engineer, assistant chief naval architect and chief naval architect.

Mr. Robinson is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and a member of the Chesapeake Section's Executive Committee. He is the Shipbuilder's Council representative on the SOLAS United States Working Group on Subdivision and Stability, and has been a member of the U.S. delegation at several IMCO Subdivision and Stability Subcommittee meetings in London.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Oct 1977

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