Newport News President Inducted Into Maritime Hall Of Fame
Albert J. Herberger, Maritime Administrator, presented Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) President W.R. (Pat) Phillips with one of five International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards.
Mr. Phillips was inducted into the Hall of Fame along with other prominent leaders in the shipping industry.
The International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards, established by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey, also acted as the culminating event for the weeklong commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Normandy invasion.
The festivities included the arrival to New York Harbor of the last surviving Liberty ships before they embarked to Normandy on May 5, 1994 for the historic Last Convoy. During the first week in May, the premier event was the International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards, which took place at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
The event consisted of a dinner/ dance and an awards ceremony, with representatives of the shipping community from throughout the world and dignitaries from World War II. Other inductees into the Hall of Fame included Lane Kirkland, president of the AFL-CIO; John Olsen, chairman and president of Cunard Line; Capt. Ken Fullwood, vice president of Mobil Shipping & Transportation Company, andJohn Griffith, chairman of Norton Lilly International.