Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hydrodynamics in Ship Design By Capt(USN) Saunders

Hydrodynamics in Ship Design (3 Vol Set)

Book Details
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Society of Naval Architects & (June 1965)
  • ISBN-10: 9991405712
  • ISBN-13: 978-9991405711
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9 x 4.2 inches
This is one of the Classic Texts of Naval Architecture and a must for every naval Architect's Library. It covers in much detail all aspects of Ship Hydrodynamics, including Resistance & Propulsion, Maneuvering and Seakeeping. Naval Architects will find a treasure trough of information on all aspects of Wake Formation and Ship Hull interaction.

About the Author

Captain Harold E. Saunders, USN (Ret.), entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1908 at the age of seventeen and attained an enviable record. He was awarded prizes for proficiency in seamanship, international law, and ordnance, and achieved the highest scholastic record since that of Admiral D.W. Taylor in 1885—one that has only been exceeded in the last few years. From graduation to his retirement in 1949, Captain Saunders served aboard ship, in Naval Shipyards, and in ship design posts in the Bureau of Construction and Repair. As a salvage officer, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for raising the submarine USS S-4 off Cape Cod. He designed and supervised the construction of the David W. Taylor Model Basin and served as its Technical Director and Director until 1947 when he became Special Assistant to the Chief of the Bureau of Ships. After "retirement," he continued on active duty until 1953, and then served as Technical Advisor to the Chief of the Bureau until his death in November 1961.

Captain Saunders was one of the most competent officers ever to serve in the U.S. Navy. His innumerable contributions to the art and sciences of Naval Engineering spanned more than 50 years, culminating in the publication of his monumental work "Hydrodynamics in Ship Design." Currently Captain Saunders' files are being reviewed by the Naval Historical Foundation to extract a collection of papers to be housed in the Library of Congress. This review is turning out to be a lengthy process, not because of lack of enthusiasm on the part of the reviewers, but because so much of the material, never before published, is fascinating both in technical content and in the revelation of the wide scope of his interests and activities. I have again read his dissertation "Think First—Experiment Later" contained in the files, and I believe that it is still a very pertinent reflection on the thinking process in engineering worthy of publication in the Naval Engineers Journal. —Robert Taggart, Past President


While browsing the net, I was presently surprised to see that Google had scanned the Vol 2 of Hydrodynamics in Ship Design. It is freely available in the Net. Hoping that the other two Volumes will also be put online at the earliest.

The Naval Architects and all those interested in the field of Naval Architecture can download it and add it to their online collection of Naval Architecture ebooks.

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