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From Orange to Singapore: a shipyard builds a legacy
Presented by Paul Mattingly


Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Houston Maritime Museum

$5 FOR ADULTS (12 AND UP) | FREE FOR MEMBERS, ACTIVE MILITARY, VETERANS & CHILDREN UNDER 12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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ABOUT

Founded in 1930, Levingston Shipbuilding Co. in Orange, Texas, soon established itself as the leading builder of ocean tugs in World War II. Later Levingston went on to become one of the first shipbuilding companies involved in offshore drilling. Expanding upon their success, Levingston established Keppel (FELS) in Singapore in 1968. Today, the shipyard started by Levingston is recognized as the world leader in offshore drilling vessels and is the only mobile drilling rig builder in the United States. Mattingly will detail the history of the iconic Levingston Shipbuilding Co. and describe the passionate workers who embodied the American can-do spirit of World War II. He will lead visitors on a journey through the times, places, and people of Levingston including one of Levingston’s greatest achievements: Glomar Challenger. Launched in the spring of 1968, this scientific drillship proved to be a significant milestone in the growing science of oceanography.


Paul Mattingly is a native of Houston. At the beginning of World War II he moved with his family to Orange, Texas, when his father became CFO of Levingston Shipbuilding Co. Mattingly went onto recieve his BS in Business from University of Houston. He eventually took over leadership of Marine and Petroleum, Manufacturing, Inc., a company his father had founded after leaving Levingston. Mattingly currently resides in Houston with his wife, Carole.

Location

Houston Maritime Museum
2204 Dorrington St. | Houston, Texas 77030 
Parking is available in front of the museum and in the the surface lot east of the museum (Holcombe at Montclair). 

 


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Special thanks to Frost Bank for sponsoring the hmm history lecture series.