Bethlehem Steel San Francisco Shipyard Names William Hamilton
The appointment of William Hamilton as assistant general manager at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's San Francisco, Calif., Shipyard was announced by Gayne Y. Marriner, general manager of the shipyard.
Prior to this promotion, Mr. Hamilton had been general superintendent at the yard.
A native of Belfast, Ireland, Mr. Hamilton holds a bachelor's degree in naval architecture from Queens University there. He also holds a degree in naval architecture from Belfast College of Technology. In 1949, he settled in Montreal, Canada, and for the next eight years held various management positions in ship design, new construction and conversion work for Canadian Vickers, Ltd.
Mr. Hamilton joined the San Francisco Shipyard in 1957, and spent his first six months in the yard's design office. He then was named production planner during conversion of the USS Oklahoma City from a light cruiser to a guided missile vessel. He subsequently advanced through various positions at the yard, and in 1968 was appointed superintendent of ship repairs. In 1974, he was named general superintendent. Mr. Hamilton is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Northern California Section; The Propeller Club; Marine Exchange of San Francisco, and the World Trade Club.