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Arthur Randolph Gatewood

marine engineer

Arthur Randolph Gatewood, American marine engineer. Recipient David W. Taylor gold medal Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1963.


Gatewood, Arthur Randolph was born on November 6, 1899 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William and Mary Edwin (Hartzell) Gatewood.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, 1918. Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1921.


Apprentice to chief engineer Merchant Marine, 1921-1929. Surveyor American Bureau Shipping, New York City, 1929-1947, chief engineer surveyor, 1947-1957, vice president, 1957-1962, president, 1963, chairman of the board 1964-1966. Engineering spokesman United States delegation Safety of Life at Sea Conference, London, 1948, United States delegate, chairman conference commission on safety of nuclear ships, 1960, member United States advising committee Safety of Life at Sea, 1960-1964.

United States delegate International Electrotechnical Commission, 1948-1960, International Institute Welding, 1956-1962, International Standards Organisation, 1959-1964. Member United States secretary of treasurer Committee on Tanker Hazards, 1962-1963.


  • Author and composer: Noel, Noel, Our Saviour is Born.


Served as Second lieutenant, infantry, United States Army, 1918. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers; member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Refrigerating Engineers, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Standards Association, American Nuclear Society, American Welding Society, Institute Mech.

Engineers (London), Institute Elec. Engineers (London), Institute Marine Engineers (vice president. Clubs: Whitehall, Engineers, India House (New York City).


William Gatewood

Mary Edwin (Hartzell) Gatewood