The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was organized in 1893 to advance the art, science, and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering through:
- the global exchange of knowledge and ideas relative to the marine industry
- education in engineering as it relates to the marine industry
- encouraging and sponsoring research and development in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering and other marine fields.
In its earliest days, SNAME was incorporated and nurtured by the titans of our industry including William H. Webb, George E. Weed, Rear Admiral George W. Melville. Other men of stature took the helm thereafter, including Edwin A. Stevens, David W. Taylor, Vice Admiral Land, Kenneth M Davidson, and Blakely Smith.
Today, SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. SNAME technical information has long been the gold standard and SNAME publications are widely used as textbooks and reference materials at major universities.
Learn more about SNAME's mission, goals and objectives in our 2018 - 2021 Strategic Plan.