The Quiet Waters of Southeast Alaska

By Kelley Stirling NSWC Carderock Division December 11, 2018 – Most people tire of their long commutes to work. Driving in a car in stop-and-go traffic for an hour can get old, but it’s something that most people just get used to. In Ketchikan, Alaska, the commute to the Navy’s Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) is a little different; a 20-minute car ride, followed by a 10-minute boat ride to Back Island is what a person has to get used to. “Rather than planes, trains and automobiles, it’s planes,…

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Former Sub Designer Tells Naval Architects to Have Curiosity, Perseverance in Their Work

By Kelley Stirling John Leadmon, a former submarine designer, spoke about the history and future of submarine design for the second Rear Adm. David W. Taylor Naval Architecture Lecture Series at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, March 8, in West Bethesda, Maryland. Leadmon was the director of submarine design and systems engineering for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA 05U) from 1995-2007. Currently, he is a consultant to several organizations on strategic planning, program management, engineering and technology development of underwater vehicle design. The new, monthly Taylor lectures are proving…

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