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Meetings and Symposiums

ASNE Flagship September Technical Event - Sept 9, 2010

ASNE Flagship Luncheon - "Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) SITREP" by CAPT Christopher Mercer

WHEN:  9 September 2010, 11:00 am check-in (m/$5, nm/$10)

WHERE:  BAE Systems Conference Room on First Floor, 80 M St SE, DC

RSVP by NOON 7 September 2010 via Andy Rolle (andreas.rolle@baesystems.com, 202-203-6365)

ASNE Flagship / The Columbia Group Seminar - Sept 16, 2010

The Columbia Group and the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) – Flagship Section are pleased to announce the seventeenth installment of their seminars on Ship Design & Acquisition Lessons Learned, featuring Mr. Bob Keane, who will lead a panel in conversation on the following topic:  “The Way Ahead for Naval Engineering Continuing Education and Professional Development.”


WHEN:  Thursday, 16 September, 2010 from 9:00 – 10:00 am
WHERE:  Maritime Plaza, 1201 M Street SE, Suite 010, Washington DC, 20003
*Light refreshments will be served starting at 8:30 am. 

Please RSVP by COB Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 at: 


If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Allison Kennedy by email or at 202-608-8304.

SNAME Chesapeake Section Technical Event - Sept 16, 2010

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 snamecsmeetings@gmail.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 *

   Paypal At Door 
ASNE/SNAME Members Above 35 Yrs   $30  $32
ASNE/SNAME Members 35 Yrs and Below   $25  $27
Visitors   $32  $32 
Students   No Fee   

*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

Please help to announce this meeting by passing it around your office email list or posting the flyer on a bulletin board.


Thank you! 

Young Professionals

Monthly Volunteer Event - Open Shop Night

Hi all,

This is a reminder for our next event: Open Shop Night with Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF) on Tuesday, 8/17/2010.  ASF holds this weekly, but this will be an on-going YP event on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

We are currently working on building a Haven 12 1/2 sailboat.  No experience is necessary!

We'll be going out for dinner at Chadwick's afterward, so feel free to come out for whatever you have time for.  Hope to see you there!  

- Jane

Alexandria Seaport Foundation Open Shop Night
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Time: 7pm-9pm
Alexandria Seaport Center
0 Thompson Alley
Old Town Alexandria, VA
(Along the dock north of Chart House & Torpedo Factory)

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Time: 9pm
203 The Strand
Alexandria, VA 22314

Upcoming Events

Workshop on Marine Corrosion and Coatings:  Integrating Aluminum into Commercial and Naval Craft
WHEN:  4 October 2010
WHERE:  MITAGS, Baltimore, MD
More information coming.... get excited now!

Call for Papers!

The SNAME Marine Forensics Committee is planing a first ever "International Marine Forensics Symposium" for April of 2012 here in the DC area. Check out the Call for Papers Flyer below!

Win an iPad!
Interested? Check out the details HERE.