Marine Engineers

A marine engineer may refer to a professional who is educated, trained and equipped to deal with the operation and the maintenance of ships. Marine engineers are thus known to be specialized engineers in the branch of mechanical engineering who play a crucial role in the design, construction, operation, installation and restoration of machinery or other parts related to ships and vessels. A marine engineer is involved in the engineering of ships, boats, oil rigs or any other type of marine vessels or structures. The field of marine engineering is also related to the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering. It is very important for a marine engineer to have good design skills along with negotiating and supervising skills, as they have to work with a bunch of other technical engineers. Marine engineering in the 21st century is one of the most well paid and lucrative jobs. The demand for luxury cruises and travel ships have increased the demand for marine engineers, who are asked to come out with new and innovative designs to suit modern demands. Here is a list of famous marine engineers from across the world, learn more fascinating and intriguing about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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 1 
Paul Elvstrom
(Sailor, Businessperson)

Paul Elvstrom
5
Birthdate: February 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hellerup, Denmark
Died: December 7, 2016

 2 
William Froude
(Engineer)

William Froude
10
Birthdate: November 28, 1810
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Devon, England
Died: May 4, 1879

British engineer and naval architect William Froude made significant contributions to the field of hydrodynamics. He revolutionized ship design by working on a method of studying scale models. He thus became the first person to devise laws that explained the resistance offered to ships by water.

 3 
William Francis Gibbs
(Naval architect)

William Francis Gibbs
8
Birthdate: August 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 6, 1967

 4 
David W. Taylor
(Naval Architect)

David W. Taylor
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisa County, Virginia, United States
Died: July 28, 1940

 5 

Ilya Espino de Marotta
6
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Panama

 6 
John Elder
(Marine Engineer)

John Elder
18
Birthdate: March 8, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: September 17, 1869

 7 

Harold E. Froehlich
2
Birthdate: July 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: May 19, 2007

Aeronautical and mechanical engineer Harold E. Froehlich was also a World War II Navy veteran. He had designed high-altitude balloons during his stint at GE. However, he is best remembered for inventing the Alvin, a deep-diving submarine that assisted in locating the wreckage of the Titanic and a lost hydrogen bomb.

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