ASNE: Northern New England Section




American Society of Naval Engineers

Northern New England Section


 Meeting Announcements


Date:       Thursday, 1st May 2014


Subject:   DDG 1000


Speaker:  Gene Miller, Director of Engineering and Design, Bath Iron Works Corporation


Program: There will be a tour of the DDG 1000 and Ultra Building at Bath Iron Works

followed by a dinner meeting at the Kennebec Tavern.  Gene will provide a general

update of the DDG1000 program progress.



Place:      Kennebec Tavern

                  119 Commercial Street, Bath, Maine 04530 

                  Phone: 207-442-9636


 Time:       1545 – Meet at BIW for Shipyard Tour        

   Please let us know if you are planning to go on the tour.

   1600 - 1730      Shipyard Tour

                 1715 - 1815 –   Social Hour

                 1815 - Dinner

                 1900 - Presentation and Q&A

Menu:      Mixed Green Salad; Roasted Breast of Chicken with stuffing and Braised Haddock with Spiced Crumb Topping with Lemon Butter Sauce; Steamed Carrots, Broccoli & Summer Squash; Rice Pilaf; Toasted Gingerbread with Fresh Whipped Cream.

Price:      $25- Members & Spouses; $30 - Non Members; $15 - Students. 

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Tour Instructions

When you make your reservation, please indicate whether you plan to attend the BIW Tour portion of the evening.  An accurate count of visitors is needed to ensure we have enough tour guides available; one BIW employee/tour guide is required for each group of six guests.

Meet at the Main Gate at 1545, which is by the Flag Pole.  Your Tour Guides will be there.

Parking is available in the Railroad Lot after 1530. (See below for directions)

Please provide your citizenship when you make the reservation.

No one under the age of 16 is allowed.

Photography is not allowed on the tour.

All visitors/guests shall wear slacks or long trousers.

Suitable footwear is required, preferably safety shoes or all leather uppers with solid soles.  Sneakers or sneaker-type shoes are not allowed

High heels, stacked shoes, open toes or heels or clog-type shoes are not allowed. 

Hard hats, safety glasses and ear plugs will be provided by BIW

Directions to Bath Iron Works Main Yard Approaching Bath

Continue on Route 1 North, leaving Brunswick: follow signs to Bath and Rockland

Approaching Bath, take exit to Bath / Historic Bath (center of three exits)

Continue downhill to traffic light. Turn right at light on Washington Street

Turn left into parking area using entrance on Washington Street

Note: Shipyard Quitting time is 3:30 – so there will be traffic in the parking lots.

After 3:30 PM, there will be plenty of parking in the “Railroad Lot” over by the Railroad Tracks. 

Follow the access road on the BIW side of the tracks towards the river and park your car in the lot by the river.

Walk back to the Main Parking Lot and enter BIW through the Main Gate – by the Flag Pole in the corner of the parking lot.


Date:       Thursday, 29 May


Subject:   GHOST Ship


Speaker:  Joseph Curcio, Juliet Marine Systems, VP of R and D


Juliet Marine Systems’ Ghost is an agile, high-speed semi-submersible SWATH craft designed for force protection, special operations and command-and-control missions.


Place:      Roundabout Diner

         Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, NH 


Time:       1700    Social Hour

                  1800    Dinner

1900    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;  $20 - Students. 


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Speaker’s Bio

Mr. Curcio received his Master’s of Engineering and Master’s of Science in Ocean Engineering and Ocean Systems Management from MIT in 1995.  While at MIT, Mr. Curcio worked on the design and development of early Odyssey Class AUVs.  Prior to MIT, Mr. Curcio received his Mechanical Engineering at UVM and worked aboard several large sailing vessels including two of the historic J-Class yachts Endeavour and Shamrock V for several years. 

Prior to joining Juliet Marine Systems, Mr. Curcio ran a small marine engineering company that developed a low cost autonomous surface craft (SCOUT) used for marine research.  Working with engineers and professors at MIT, Mr. Curcio directed at-sea experiments using a small fleet of these unmanned surface craft to demonstrate collaborative COLREGS compliant autonomy behaviors. 


Please RSVP by close of business, Thursday, May 22, 2014

 To Dave Roberts either by email: 

or phone: (207) 647-3327


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