Harold Eugene Saunders Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1912. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1916. Honorary Doctor of Science, Stevens Institute Technology, 1950.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1912, advanced through grades to captain, 1939. Member special longitude mission to Paris, France, 1914. Supervisor major overhauls and conversions ex-German ships and submarines Navy Yard, Mare Island, California, 1916-1920.
In charge submarine design Bureau Construction Repair, Washington, 1921-1924. Building 2,000 and 3,000 ton submarines Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 1924-1929. Model tester, full-scale ship trials Experimental Model Basin, 1929-1933.
Battle force constructor at sea, 1933-1935. In charge final design Bureau Construction Repair, 1935-1936. Technical director David Taylor Model Basin, 1937-1946, director, 1946-1947.
Technical assistant, design consultant Bureau Ships, Navy Department since 1947. Salvage officer United States Submarine S-4, 1927-1928. Chief cartographer 1st and 2d Byrd Antarctic expeditions, 1930-1937.
Chairman special advising committee Antarctic names United States Board Geography Names. Member International Conference Ship Tank Supts. and American Towing Tank Conference.
Member special longitude mission to Paris, France, 1914. Member International Conference Ship Tank Supts. and American Towing Tank Conference Decorated: Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Victory Medal (world wars I and II) (all Navy). Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (honorary life.
Married Grace Eugenia Gibson, May 5, 1920. Children: David McKeon, Marion Lovewell, Roger Lane, Margery Gibson.