William Hovgaard

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1857 – 1950

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Who was William Hovgaard?

William Hovgaard was a Danish, later Danish American professor of naval design and construction at Massachusetts Institute of Technology until his retirement in 1933.

Hovgaard was one of the foremost authorities on ship design in his generation, especially on the general and structural design of warships. He wrote several books on naval design and construction and the history thereof, but also on a diversity of other subjects, and he received a significant number of orders, awards and merits during his life.

He was the brother of Andreas Peter Hovgaard, who lent his name to Hovgaard Island and Hovgaard Islands.

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Born
1857
Aarhus
Nationality
  • Denmark
  • United States of America
Died
1950
Summit

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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