David O'Neil To Head New Firm Of Marine Propulsion Consultants
On January 13, 1974, Seaworthy Engine Systems officially opened its doors to provide engineering services to the marine industry. Although marine engineering services of a general nature will fee available, the full thrust of Seaworthy Engine Systems will 'be in the areas of marine gas turbines, diesels and fuel systems.
The offices of Seaworthy Engine Systems will be located in the Canton Professional 'Center in Canton, Conn. 06109.
Heading up this firm will be David A. O'Neil, who has been involved with marine gas turbines since their initial acceptance in the United States and abroad. He has authored numerous technical papers in the gas turbine field for The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, IME, and VSI in Germany. An ex-merchant marine and Naval officer, Mr. O'Neil is a USMMA engineering graduate, with additional education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in naval architecture. He spent 12 years at United Aircraft's Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division and Turbo Power and Marine Systems subsidiary in variousengineering, supervisory and project management capacities.
Initially, Mr. O'Neil was associated with the gas-turbine-powered Danish Navy frigates and highspeed personnel carrier projects.
He later supervised both the sales engineering and the design phases of the DDH-280 destroyer, FHE 400 hydrofoil, 378-foot high-endurance Coast Guard cutter, 694-foot Adm. Wm. M. Callaghan ro/ro, 800-foot Euroliner class containerships, and 400-foot Polar Icebreaker programs for TPMS.
SES is staffed with full-time professional personnel with extensive experience in all phases of gas turbine and diesel applications. Additional personnel will come to SES from other gas turbine and diesel manufacturers to broaden SES's expertise in this field.
The major program for SES during 1974 will be to assist shipowners apd shipyards in the proper application and selection of gas turbine power, and with programs relating to fuel utilization and systems management.