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 Barnes Wallis

Barnes Wallis.
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Famous As: Inventor of Bouncing Bomb
Birthdate: September 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ripley
Died: October 30, 1979

Barnes Wallis was an English engineer, inventor, and scientist. He played an important role during the Second World War by inventing the bouncing bomb which was used in Operation Chastise by the Royal Air Force to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley. Barnes Wallis is also credited with inventing the earthquake bomb and his version of the geodetic airframe.

 2 Paul Elvstrom

Paul Elvstrom.
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Famous As: Sailor, Businessperson
Birthdate: February 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hellerup, Denmark
Died: December 7, 2016

 3 William Froude

William Froude.
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 28, 1810
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Devon, England
Died: May 4, 1879

 4 William Francis Gibbs

William Francis Gibbs.
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Famous As: Naval architect
Birthdate: August 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 6, 1967

 5 Ilya Espino de Marotta

Ilya Espino de Marotta.
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Panama

 6 David W. Taylor

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

 7 John Elder

John Elder
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Famous As: Marine Engineer
Birthdate: March 8, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: September 17, 1869
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 8 Harold E. Froehlich

Harold E. Froehlich
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Famous As: Engineer
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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