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Daniel K. Ludwig, American shipbuilder.


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


Student, public schools.


Various positions, shipbuilding firmsfounder, Welding Shipyards, Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, 1941;owner, operator, Welding Shipyards, Inc., New York City, 1936;president, Sea Tankers, incorporatedpresident, Universe Tankships, Inc. with, Kure Shipyard Division, Japanwith, Bahama Shipyards, Ltd., Grand Bahama Islandorganizer, Panama Refining, Inc., Colon, Panamaorganizer, Exportada de Sal, Baja California, Mexicoowner, 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. Advanced.bd. National Petroleum Council. Member committee American Merchant Institute, Inc.


  • Other Work

    • Developer welding process to replace riveting in ship building, pioneered technique for side launching newly build ships. Improved tanker design to increase payload.