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American Society of Naval Engineers

Northern New England Section

 Meeting Announcement

Date:       Thursday, October 20th

Topic:      Removal of  grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia from Giglio Island, Italy by the Titan-Micoperi salvage team.  Engineering, operational, environmental and fiscal aspects of the most expensive and complex salvage operation ever conducted will be addressed.

Speaker:  Patrick Keenan served in the U.S. Navy for thirty years as a diver, salvor, and engineer.  At sea he held deck and engineering officer positions aboard ATF and ARS class salvage ships, and was the Seventh Fleet Salvage Officer based in Singapore.   Shore assignments included hyperbaric maintenance superintendent at a diving research facility, drydocking and diving officer in a naval shipyard, aircraft carrier repair officer at a supervisor of shipbuilding, Officer in Charge of Ship Repair Unit Bahrain, Commanding Officer of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit, and Director of the Naval Construction and Engineering Program at MIT.  

His final active duty tour was as U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving and Director of Ocean 
Engineering.  Since leaving active duty in 2012, Patrick initially worked as the Global Director of 
Operations for TITAN Salvage, and is now managing commercial ship repair for Phoenix International 
Holdings, an underwater services provider.

A registered professional engineer and marine surveyor, Patrick earned a B.A. in Chemistry from the 
University of Pennsylvania, and M.S. in Materials and Naval Engineer degree from MIT.  His research relating to waterborne ship repair was published in the Naval Engineers Journal.  He holds a U.S. patent for his invention Method and Apparatus for Thermal Insulation of Wet Shielded Metal Arc Welds and was the 2000 ASNE Claude A. Jones Award winner for contributions to improving operational engineering or material readiness of Fleet forces.


1700:   Social Hour - Clarion Hotel
1800:   Dinner
1900:  Presentation and Q&A

Location:   Clarion Hotel – Portland
1230 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102
Phone: (207) 774-5611

Menu:       Buffet: Garden Salad, Grilled Chicken with Pesto Cream Sauce, or Baked Stuffed Haddock, 
Vegetable Side Dishes, Rolls, Dessert

Price:        $30 - ASNE and SNAME Members & Spouses $35 - Non Members; $20 - Students.

RSVP:       Event sign-up ends at close of business Monday, 17 October 2016
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Past Meeting Announcements


Date:       Thursday, May 26, 2016   



A Differentiator: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Shipbuilding enabling the   Digital Shipyard.  As naval ships and submarines grow inexorably more complex, leading shipyards are successfully implementing PLM software solutions to meet the challenges of advanced naval ship design, development, construction and sustainment.  In a PLM system, leveraging configuration managed requirements, design, analysis data, testing, manufacturing planning, installation instructions, build technical authority, logistics information, maintenance requirements, and work packages links all this information into what we refer to as the “digital thread of truth”.  Managing the exact configuration of parts installed on each hull number and knowing what design revision the part are linked to reduce the cost of change.   At both nuclear shipbuilders, PLM tools are being used in design and being leveraged to support the sustainment environments for OHIO Replacement Program and Ford Class (CVN 78) Data Environment.  Speaker:  Tony King.  Mr. King graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering and earned an M. S. in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.  During his 15 year career in the Navy, Tony served on USS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (SSBN 640) and USS NEWPORT NEWS (SSN 750), and was the Engineering Officer on USS SIMON BOLIVAR (SSBN 641).  His shore assignments included staff positions in Holy Loch Scotland, the Pentagon and the Navy Research Lab, Washington DC.  In the private sector, Tony has spent the last 15 years working in the Product Lifecycle Industry.  He started as a Software Architect and worked his way up to his present position as a director providing technical services and support for shipbuilding and ship modernization and maintenance.  His naval background, technical expertise with PLM software, and shipbuilding industry focused knowledge has enabled Tony to deliver successful PLM enterprise projects at Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls – Newport News Shipbuilding. Tony is currently working very closely with the Navy and the nuclear shipyards to deliver a full digital solution for life cycle sustainment and modernization, with emphasis on disciplined definition and management of configuration baselines throughout the platform service life, to include management of maintenance and modernization requirements for those assets.



Place:     Kennebec Tavern

119 Commercial Street, Bath, Maine 04530 

Phone: 207-442-9636



Time:     1700-1800 –   Social Hour

                 1800 - Dinner

                1900 - Presentation and Q&A


Menu:    Mixed Green Salad; Chicken Parmesan and Braised Haddock with Spiced Crumb Topping

Roasted Seasonal Vegetables; Roasted Red Potato with Garlic and Rosemary

Toasted Gingerbread with Fresh Whipped Cream


Price:    $30 - Members & Spouses; $35 - Non Members; $20 - Students


RSVP:  Event sign-up ends at close of business Monday, 23 May 2016

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Date:       Thursday, 14 April 2016


Subject:    Design for Sustainment: The OHIO Replacement Submarine

As the current OHIO Class submarines operate through the latter half of their service lives, the Navy has begun the acquisition process to develop the OHIO Replacement (OR) submarine.  The OR submarine class must provide the same level of strategic deterrence with 12 submarines as the current fleet of 14 OHIO Class SSBNs provides today.  This presentation will outline the implementation and innovative tools of the Design for Sustainment program, and how the tools are deployed to provide the OR Program Office the assurance that the chosen design will meet OR SSBN availability goals while minimizing maintenance costs.



Bill Baker, Product Support Manager for PEO SUBS/PMS397; responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive support strategy for the next generation SSBN


Peter Bogannam, SUBMEPP’s Representative onsite at the PMS397 Program Office; serves as the Maintenance Manager and Life-Cycle Engineering Team Lead, focusing on influencing the design of OR for Sustainability


Scott Williams, Chief Engineering Officer for Patrona Corporation; responsible for technical oversight of corporate work and supports the OR Program Office

Place:      Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, NH            


Time:  1700  Social Hour at Roundabout
1800  Dinner
1845  Mtg, Presentation and Q&A



Menu:  Turkey Meatloaf/ Beef Stroganoff
Buttered Noodles
Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Apple Crisp w/whipped cream



 Price:    $25- Members (including SNAME) & Spouses; $30 - Non Members; $15 - Students.  


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Wednesday, April 13th

Please RSVP by 4/6/16 Tara Tracy-Saunders at (207) 442-7773, or email: ttracy-saunders@alionscience.com

Casco Bay Council, Navy League Presents:

CAPT Gregg Baumann, US Navy
Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving

Subject: Search Effort and Findings on the Container Ship
El Faro, lost at sea on Oct. 1 off the coast of the Bahamas
during Hurricane Joaquin


Where:   Smitty’s Cinema, 65 Topsham Fair Mall Rd., Topsham 
When:    Wednesday, April 13th
 Time:   5 pm – Social Hour
   5:30-7 pm – Plated Dinner, please provide entrée selection when making your reservation
   7 pm – Presentation


Garden Salad
Vegetable Lasagna or Chicken Kabobs
Seasoned Vegetables
Unlimited Fountain Soda and Coffee (Cash Bar)

Price: $30.00 members, $35.00 non-members
(Members include: Maine Maritime Academy Staff and Maine Maritime Academy Alumni; Active ASNE and SNAME Members)

Please RSVP by 4/6/16 Tara Tracy-Saunders at (207) 442-7773, or email: ttracy-saunders@alionscience.com
Casco Bay Navy League Website www.navyleaguecascobay.org

Director of Ocean Engineering,
Supervisor of Salvage and Diving

Captain Baumann is a native of Vestal, NY. He graduated from Clarkson University in 1986 with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering. Following graduation, he joined the Navy and was commissioned in 1987 through Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. Baumann also earned a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School and completed the Total Ship’s Systems Engineering (TSSE) program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

Baumann’s first assignment was aboard USS Gridley (CG 21) serving as the Electronic Warfare Officer, Boiler’s Officer, and the Ship’s Material Maintenance Officer. Following sea tour, Baumann was selected to Engineering Duty Officer and completed training at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, in Panama City, FL.

As an engineering duty officer, Baumann served as: Project Officer to the detachment of the Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), New Orleans for numerous Navy, Marine Corps, and Foreign Military Sales small craft new construction contracts; Production Officer for MCM repair availabilities and tasked with standing up a new SUPSHIP New Orleans repair detachment; Production Officer and Diving Officer at the Navy’s Ship Repair Facility (SRF) in Sasebo, Japan; and Assistant for Salvage in NAVSEA’s Office of the Supervisor of Diving & Salvage. During this tour, Baumann was the salvage engineer for many diving and salvage operations including the salvaging of the sunken Japanese fishing trawler off Pearl Harbor, Ehime Maru, the grounded USS LaMoure County (LST 1194) off the coast of Chile, and the oil recovery from the sunken USS Mississinewa (AO 59) in Ulithi Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia.

Captain Baumann continued his career with tours as the Engineering Duty Officer Detailer and Community Manager, Navy’s Bureau of Personnel; DDG 51 Program Manager’s Representative, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Bath, ME; Chief of Staff for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ship programs and the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN RD&A) at the Pentagon. In 2010, he was assigned as the Program Manager for the International Fleet Support Programs Office (PMS 326) within NAVSEA’s Surface Warfare Directorate (SEA 21) where he was responsible for multiple projects in excess of $5B that provided ships, weapon systems, and life cycle support equipment to more than 40 foreign partners.

Captain Baumann assumed command from CAPT Mark Matthews as the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving in October 2014. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of ocean engineering for the U.S. Navy, including salvage, in-water ship repair, contracting, towing, diving safety, and equipment maintenance and procurement.

Baumann has earned a Legion of Merit (w/ gold star), Meritorious Service Medal (w/ four gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/ two gold stars), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.