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Daniel K. Ludwig

Daniel K. Ludwig, American shipbuilder.


  • Ludwig, Daniel K. was born on June 24, 1897 in South Haven, Michigan, United States.

  • Education

    • Student, public schools.


    • Various positions shipbuilding firms. Founder Welding Shipyards, Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, 1941, owner, operator New York City, 1936. President Sea Tankers, incorporated, Universe Tankships, Inc.

      With Kure Shipyard Division, Japan, Bahama Shipyards, Ltd., Grand Bahama Island. Organizer Panama Refining, Inc., Colon, Panama, Exportada de Sal, Baja California, Mexico. Owner Hato Vergarena Ranch, Venezuela.

      Board directors McLean Industries, Inc., Avco Corporation. Adviser United States maritime policies, oil problems. Member military petroleum advisory board Department Defense.

      Advisory board National Petroleum Council. Member committee American Merchant Institute, Inc.


    • Developer welding process to replace riveting in ship building, pioneered technique for side launching newly build ships. Improved tanker design to increase payload.
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    • 1936
      founder Welding Shipyards
    • 1941
      founder Welding Shipyards
      Norfolk, United Kingdom