The SNAME Chesapeake Section June meeting will be Thursday, September 16 2010 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. Our guest speakers are John Boylston and Darren Monzingo. They will be giving a presentation on Sealand's SL-7: A Personal Recollection of its Design, Construction, and Operation.
Please make reservations or cancellations by COB Friday, Sept 10, on the Section’s Events Meetings page (when available) or by email to email@example.com. When making a reservation please indicate your membership status, dinner selection, and whether or not you are a foreign national.
ABSTRACT: Sea Land’s SL-7: A Personal Recollection of its Design, Construction, and Operation.
In the late 1960's, Sea Land, a US container carrier with about 30 ships, embarked on an 8-ship program to build ships considerably more expensive and faster than the WWII tonnage that comprised most of their fleet. Those new 8 vessels were to have operating speeds of 33 knots and were to carry almost double the capacity any of the existing Sea Land Vessels.
When the author graduated from U of M with a NA/ ME degree in 1965, he had no idea that within 2 years of graduation, he would lead the technical design and production effort of Sea Land to produce those ships. This presentation deals with personal recollections of working with the most intriguing businessman the author has ever met, Malcolm McLean.
Mr. Boylston is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy, The University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins. He is presently a retired Naval Architect dealing in full scale hydrodynamic research, almost daily. At the time of the design and construction of the Sea Land SL-7, Mr. Boylston was Chief Naval Architect of Sea Land. He is a SNAME David Taylor Medalist, a Fellow, and a Life Member.
Mr. Monzingo is a 2000 graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy. Upon graduating he shipped as an assistant engineering officer with Military Sealift Command and Alaska Tanker Company. Since 2003 Mr. Monzingo has worked as a consulting marine engineer with Seattle based firms Elliott Bay Design Group and The Glosten Associates. He and his family (Wife Jessica, Daughter Coral, black lab Charlie) reside in Florida.
1730 - 1800, Check-in with cash bar
1800, Dinner and presentation
Choice of: Chicken Florentine or Vegetarian dish
*served with house salad, saffron rice pilaf, fresh vegetables, bread rolls, coffee, hot tea, and water *
|ASNE/SNAME Members Above 35 Yrs
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*Cash or checks payable to “SNAME Chesapeake” will be collected at the door*
Army Navy Country Club
Cocktail Porch Room
1700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
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