Legacy 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.
In its earliest days, SNAME was incorporated and nurtured by the titans of our industry including William H. Webb, George E. Weed, Rear Admiral George W. Melville. Other men of stature took the helm thereafter, including Edwin A. Stevens, David W. Taylor, Vice Admiral Land, Kenneth M Davidson, and Blakely Smith. SNAME technical information has long been the gold standard. SNAME publications are widely used as textbooks and reference materials at major universities.