Interesting Paper And Past Chairman's Night Opens Season For SNAME New York Section
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers opened its 1977-78 season on September 29, 1977, at the U.S. Coast Guard Officers' Club on Governors Island, New York City. This was also Past Chairman's Night. The Section chairman, Nicola F. Pergola, formally opened the meeting by introducing the past chairmen who were present. Mr. Pergola presented Arnold Stein, last year's chairman, with a certificate of appreciation from the SNAME national office, and a plaque and lapel pin on behalf of the Metropolitan Section.
The Papers Committee chairman, John Daidola, began the technical session by introducing Thomas J. Sartor Jr., Farrell Lines Incorporated, and Robert P. Giblon, George G. Sharp, Inc., who jointly presented the paper " '85' Class Container Ships." This paper described the four original Farrell Lines C6-Class containerships constructed at Litton Systems Divisions of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., and in addition, covered the lengthening by 144 feet (44 meters) of two of these ships to C8-Class at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. The paper also described two additional C8-Class ships presently building at the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard at Sparrows Point, Md., which will be the largest to be built in the United States.
Novel features of these ships were illustrated in a slide and movie presentation. Among the features described were a direct expansion over-feed refrigeration system; an on-deck container securing system that eliminates the need for lashing and at the same time provides flexibility as to the number of containers carried on deck; new refrigerated soace insulations, and a high-efficiency automated type powerplant.