David W Taylor News

23 Sep 2019

Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors

Dr. Kirsi Tikka (Photo: Ardmore Shipping)

Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) (“Ardmore”) has announced the appointment of Dr. Kirsi Tikka to the company’s Board of Directors.Dr. Tikka has over 30 years of shipping experience having recently retired from the American Bureau of Shipping  (“ABS”) in July 2019. She joined ABS in 2001 and held various specialist and leadership positions within ABS including as ABS Executive Vice President Global Marine, Europe Division President, and as Vice President and Chief Engineer, Global.

25 Oct 2017

Robert Allan Receives Meritorious Achievement Award

Bob Stewart, P.Eng., President of EGBC with Rob Allan (Mike Crane Photography)

Rob Allan was presented with the Meritorious Achievement Award as one of the President’s Awards conferred by Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) on October 20, 2017 at their Annual Award Gala held in Whistler, BC. This award is given annually to a member of the Association who has achieved distinction and outstanding goals associated with his/her profession. Allan has over 45 years of experience in the design of commercial workboats of all types, but especially high-performance tugboats for tanker escort and offshore terminal operations.

10 Jun 2016

This Day In Naval History: June 10

USS Firebolt (PC 10) (U.S. Navy photo by Randall Damm)

1854 - The first formal graduation exercises are held at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. Previous classes graduated without a ceremony. Rear Adm. Thomas O. Selfridge and Rear Adm. Joseph N. Miller are two of the six graduates that year. 1896 - Authorization is given for the first experimental ship model basin, which was under the supervision of Chief Constructor of the Navy, Capt. David W. Taylor. The basin, in Building 70 at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is used by the Navy to monitor new hull designs.

15 Feb 2016

Tikka to Lead ABS Global Marine Activities

Dr. Kirsi Tikka is promoted to the new role of Executive Vice President – Global Marine at ABS.

ABS reports that it has centralized its global Marine strategic planning, client development, and product and service offerings to deliver enhanced classification services and joint technical projects. Effective Feb. 15, 2016, Dr. Kirsi Tikka is promoted to the new role of Executive Vice President – Global Marine. She will continue to be based in London. “An industry-recognized and respected expert, Kirsi brings tremendous experience and insight to deliver improved coordination, consistency and responsiveness to our members and clients,” sadi ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J.

05 Nov 2014

Howard Fireman Awarded David W. Taylor Medal

Howard Fireman (Photo courtesy of ABS)

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded its highest technical honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to Howard Fireman, ABS Senior Vice President, Asset Performance Management (APM). "Howard is recognized as a technical leader in naval architecture," said ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. "His insight and guidance in design and energy efficiency are valued by the industry in great part because of his ability to provide real-world practical solutions.

25 Feb 2014

SS United States: Leading Lady to Damsel in Distress

This is now ... United States seen from S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.

Once queen of the express liners, and the fastest, safest and biggest passenger liner in history, the SS United States today quietly awaits rescue from a pending cruise to the scrapyard. The Big Ship the Big U, the one that didn’t sink. The S.S. She is waiting for a rescue that may never come from an appointment with the scrap yard looming large on her summer schedule. And that would be a shame according to her many supporters, not the least of which was the late newsman and sailor, Walter Cronkite.

06 Dec 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History: December 6

USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) sinking, photographed by Seaman William G. Ellis. (Smithsonian Institution Photograph)

Today in U.S. 1830 - Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, established at Washington, D.C., under commander of Lieutenant Louis Malesherbes. 1901 - First report of Ship Model Basin at Washington Navy Yard issued by Naval Constructor David W. Taylor who designed the basin. First facility of this type in U.S. to test hull shapes. 1917 - German submarine torpedoes sink USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) off England. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

06 Dec 2011

This Day in Navy History

1830 - The Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, was established in Washington, D.C., under the command of Lt. Louis Malesherbes. 1901 - The first report on the Ship Model Basin at the Washington Navy Yard was issued by Naval constructor David W. Taylor, who designed the basin. It's the first facility of this type in U.S. to test hull shapes. 1917 - German submarine torpedoes sink USS Jacob Jones (DD 61) off England. 1968 - Operation Giant Slingshot began in Mekong Delta.   For more information about Naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

06 Dec 2010

This Day in U.S. Naval History – December 6

1830 - Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, established at Washington, DC, under commander of Lieutenant Louis Malesherbes. 1901 - First report of Ship Model Basin at Washington Navy Yard issued by Naval Constructor David W. Taylor who designed the basin. First facility of this type in U.S. to test hull shapes. 1917 - German submarine torpedoes sink USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) off England. 1968 - Operation Giant Slingshot began in Mekong Delta (Source: Navy News Service)

08 Nov 2010

Jensen Awarded SNAME’s David W. Taylor Medal

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded their highest honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to ABS Senior Vice President of Technology Peter Tang-Jensen at the society’s Annual Banquet during the SNAME Annual Meeting and Expo in Seattle, Wash. A well-respected member of the maritime community with more than 35 years of experience in shipbuilding design and engineering, Tang-Jensen has been providing strategic leadership for the classification society’s research and product development efforts since 2006. The ABS technology leader and former Executive Vice President of Odense Steel Shipyard, Ltd.

01 Mar 2010

Glosten, Naval Architect, 1918 to 2010

Photo courtesy The Glosten Associates

Lawrence Robert “Larry” Glosten, founder of The Glosten Associates, a Seattle naval architecture firm, died February 22, 2010 in his home on Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 91. Glosten graduated from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1940. He subsequently served as a Ship Repair Officer and dockmaster at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard during the early months of World War II. His naval duty included assignment to the Bureau of Ships Preliminary Design Division and, later, to the Bikini Atoll atomic weapon tests.

22 Oct 2009

SNAME 2009 Medal Award Winners

Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and Chief Executive officer of the American Bureau of Shipping (Photo courtesy Home Port Marine Marketing).

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) recognized four individuals for their outstanding contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering. The annual achievement medals were presented at the SNAME Annual Banquet, held during the SNAME 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo in Providence, R.I. The society’s top award, the Vice Admiral "Jerry" Land Medal for outstanding accomplishment in the marine field, was presented to Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and Chief Executive officer of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

09 May 2008

SNAME Celebrates 115 Years

On May 10, 2008, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will celebrate the 115th anniversary of the official adoption of the Articles of Incorporation, which formed the Society. Led by marine industry giants such as William H. Webb, Francis T. Bowles, David W. Taylor and Clement Griscom, SNAME’s original mission, to “advance the state of the art; to afford facilities for the exchange of information and ideas; to disseminate the results of research, experience and information among the members…

18 Apr 2008

SNAME Turns 115

On May 10, 2008, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will celebrate the 115th anniversary of the official adoption of the Articles of Incorporation, which formed the Society. Led by marine industry giants such as William H. Webb, Francis T. Bowles, David W. Taylor and Clement Griscom, SNAME’s original mission, to “advance the state of the art; to afford facilities for the exchange of information and ideas; to disseminate the results of research, experience and information among the members…

07 Feb 2008

SNAME Presents 2007 Awards

At the annual banquet in Ft. THE 2007 DAVID W. HANS G. BRUCE S. THE 2007 WILLIAM H. ROGER H. HOWARD L. THE ELMER L. The 2007 Elmer L. Hann Award was presented to T. D. HUANG, P. KEENE, L. KVIDAHL, C. CONRADY, P. DONG, and L. DECAN for their paper “Distortion Mitigation Technique for LightweightShip Structure Fabrication” presented at the Ship Production Symposium, October 12-13, 2006, in conjunction with the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. THE WILLIAM M. The 2007 William M. Kennedy Award for “outstanding service and contribution in the development of systems and planning applying to shipbuilding and repair” was presented to JAY P. CARSON.

06 Dec 2007

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 06

1830 - The Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, was established in Washington, D.C., under the command of Lt. Louis Malesherbes. 1901 - The first report on the Ship Model Basin at the Washington Navy Yard was issued by Naval constructor David W. Taylor, who designed the basin. It's the first facility of this type in U.S. to test hull shapes. 1917 - German submarine torpedoes sink USS Jacob Jones (DD 61) off England. 1968 - Operation Giant Slingshot began in Mekong Delta.

06 Dec 2007

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 06

From the Navy News Service 1830 - The Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, was established in Washington, D.C., under the command of Lt. Louis Malesherbes. From the Navy News Service 1901 - The first report on the Ship Model Basin at the Washington Navy Yard was issued by Naval constructor David W. Taylor, who designed the basin. It's the first facility of this type in U.S. to test hull shapes. From the Navy News Service 1917 - German submarine torpedoes sink USS Jacob Jones (DD 61) off England.From the Navy News Service 1968 - Operation Giant Slingshot began in Mekong Delta.

12 Oct 2004

Liu Wins SNAME David W. Taylor Medal

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded their highest honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to recently retired ABS Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Donald Liu at the society’s Annual Banquet during the SNAME Marine Technology Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. vessels, and then extended that pioneering approach with the development of the innovative SafeHull system. SafeHull is a dynamic-based ship design evaluation system founded on engineering first principles. SafeHull has received widespread industry recognition as one of the most significant technical contributions toward enhanced ship safety…

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