HEC President Spencer Schilling gave a presentation on NSMV Design on Feb 21, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST) during the Northern California Section of SNAME at Pasta Pelican restaurant in Alameda, California.
State Maritime Academies vessels are aging. Herbert Engineering has been working with the US Maritime Administration for several years to design and build new training ships with modern propulsion systems and improved training facilities. It is hoped that these vessels will be used for national response to humanitarian and environmental disasters just as they have done in the past. The NSMV - which stands for National Security Multi-Mission Vessel will be able to both respond to sea emergencies and educate future naval officers at the same time.
Above propeller image rendered by Dale Pederson.