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Naval architect

Edward Van Vliet Lewis, American naval architect. Inventor ship for high rough-water speed. Fellow Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (honorary vice president, Linnard prize 1955, Davidson medal 1966), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Lewis, Edward Van Vliet was born on January 6, 1914 in East Hampton, New York, United States. Son of Edward R. and Susan C. (Van Vliet) Lewis.

Education

Bachelor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1935. Student, University Glasgow, Scotland, 1936. Master of Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1955.

Career

From junior architect to assistant head design George G. Sharp, naval architect, New York City, 1936-1951. Head ship division Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1951-1961, research professor, 1959-1961. Research professor naval architecture, director research Webb Institute Naval Architecture, Glen Cove, New York, 1961-1978.

Director Center Maritime Studies, 1967-1978. Visiting research professor United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1979. Technical adviser American Bureau Shipping, 1970-1978.

Achievements

  • Inventor ship for high rough-water speed.

Works

  • book

    • The Circus Ship

      (With stunning artwork and a rhyming text, the illustrator...)

    • Ship Knowledge

      (Today's ships for the professional and the layman, using ...)

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Ships, 1965. Editor review edit.: Principles of Naval Architecture, 1988-1989.

      Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

Membership

Fellow Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (honorary vice president, Linnard prize 1955, Davidson medal 1966), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Adelyn C. Sar, September 9, 1939. Children: Edward A., Pamela F.

father:
Edward R. Lewis

mother:
Susan C. (Van Vliet) Lewis

spouse:
Adelyn C. Sar

child:
Edward A. Lewis

child:
Pamela F. Lewis