Welcome to the Website of the Philadelphia Section of SNAME!

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was organized in 1893, to advance the art, science, and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering. For over a century members have included commercial and governmental practitioners, students, and educators of naval architecture, shipbuilding, and marine and ocean engineering.

SNAME encourages the exchange and recording of information, sponsors applied research, offers career guidance, supports education, and enhances the professional status and integrity of its membership.

The Philadelphia Section includes the Philadelphia metropolitan area of eastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, and southern New Jersey.  Matthew Eayre serves as Chair.    


April 18, 2018 Meeting

A presentation by cadets of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class Of 2018 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering on their senior design project, an Arctic Multipurpose Support Vessel.

Meeting on the Cruiser Olympia at the Independence Seaport Museum.

Please see the meeting announcement for full details.


February 20, 2018 Tour and Meeting

Naval FoundryWilliam Craig will gave a tour of the Naval Foundry and Propeller Center (NFPC) located in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Please see the meeting announcement for more details.

December 8, 2017 Multi-Society Meeting

The Annual Multi-Society Luncheon Meeting hosted by The Engineers' Club of Philadelphia.
sunburst-and-wordmark.pngTopic: Begin with the Past – Building the National Museum of African - American History & Culture
Presenter: Eve Errickson, Supervisory Attorney Advisor, Smithsonian Institution

ASNE Luncheon November 2, 2017

The Delaware Valley section of ASNE held a luncheon on Thursday, November 3rd. The speaker was Rear Adm. Mark Fung, deputy director of Navy Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).

Section Library Request for Contributions

The Philadelphia Section library was lost many years ago with the closure of some businesses and offices.  We are looking into rebuilding the Section Library and need your help.  If you have any books, papers, presentations, transactions, etc. associated with SNAME and/or the maritime industry and are willing to donate them to the Section, please contract Timothy Keyser at 267-275-2638 or Timothy.J.Keyser@usace.army.mil.  Thank you.

Engineers' Club of Philadelphia

Independence Seaport Museum

Upcoming events at the Independence Seaport Museum can be found here.

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