USCG And ASNE Flagship Section Sponsor Patrol Boat Symposium

A Patrol Boat Symposium sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Flagship Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers will be held Thursday and Friday, March 13-14, at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Va.

Vice Adm. Benedict L. Stabile, vice commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, will deliver the symposium's keynote address on Thursday.

Technical areas to be addressed by government and industry experts from the U.S., U.K., and European continent include fast-attack-craft hull forms, hull-form hydrodynamics, special-warfare craft, combatpatrol- boat topside design, hydrofoil combatants, design and construction of Coast Guard 110-foot patrol boats, combat system tradeoffs, gas turbines and diesel engines for patrol boats, gun mounts, patrol boats for foreign military sales, 95- foot Coast Guard patrol boat, and operational performance of patrol craft.

For more information concerning the technical program, please contact Capt. Richard A. Walsh, USCG at (202) 426-1220; and for general information, Cdr. David E. Prosser, USCG at (202) 426-1291.

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