United States Lines Names Capt. Yarborough Assistant Marine Supt.

Capt. Edwin K. Yarborough has been named assistant marine superintendent, United States Lines.

The appointment was announced by Kenneth W. Gundling, vice president-marine, at New York, N.Y.

Captain Yarborough was previously safety director, marine, at the Lines' New York office.

He joined United States Lines in 1947. He served as port security officer aboard the S/S United States and S/S America, and also as chief cargo officer for United States Lines from 1959 to 1971.

He was cargo operations representative and supervisor from 1971 to 1976.

He has served as an expert witness to admiralty courts, and his special interests are marine architecture and ship design. During World War II, he commanded merchant vessels, as he did subsequently during the Korean Conflict.

United States Lines operates a fleet of 38 modern vessels, including 16 high-speed, high-capacity containerships in its 15,000-mile, Tri-Continent Service between Europe, the East and West Coasts of the United States, Panama, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Guam and Far East and Southeast Asian ports. The company also has 14 fast general cargo vessels engaged in chartered services in the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific areas. Eight feeder-vessels serve ports not on the primary trade routes, both in Europe and the Far East.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 39,  Oct 15, 1977

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