'86 Ship Production Symposium Scheduled For August in Williamsburg

Design and production concepts to reduce shipbuilding schedules and costs is the theme for the 1986 Ship Production Symposium to be held at the Williamsburg Lodge August 27-29, 1986 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The reduction of shipbuilding schedules and costs is a vital necessity recognized by all in the maritime industry. New design and production concepts play a major role in the achievement of this goal. The National Shipbuilding Research Program 1986 Ship Production Symposium includes technical presentations that cover a diversity of topics. This outstanding three-day program developed by the 1986 Ship Production Symposium Steering Committee headed by W. R.

"Pat" Phillips, Jr. provides a forum for the presentation of the latest developments in design and production concepts, which will affect schedules and costs dramatically over the next decade.

The Technical Program Committee, chaired by R. L. Harrington has selected 23 stimulating and thought-provoking papers by authors both nationally and internationally that cover the range of subjects being addressed by the Ship Production working groups. The program outline with authors and papers is available in the Technical Program for the 1986 Ship Production Symposium.

This well rounded program has been arranged to take advantage not only of state-of-the-art technical subjects but also the Virginia Peninsula and its wealth of history. Special activities and social events planned include a keynote luncheon address by VADM J. H. Webber; the presentation of the Kennedy Award by Perry W. Nelson, president of the Society; a bus tour of the construction facilities at Newport News Shipbuilding followed by a reception on Wednesday. On Thursday, a tour of Carter's Grove Plantation and High Tea at the Williamsburg Lodge and the world famous Groaning Board Banquet complete with colonial entertainment is scheduled for the afternoon and evening respectively; and on Friday a presentation on the reconstructed Godspeed with a tour of the ship on Friday afternoon.

For additional information and a copy of the symposium brochure contact: C. B. Woolard, Jr., Registration Chairman, 1986 Ship Production Symposium, P. O. Box 315, Newport News, Va 23607.

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