Cultural References

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Film and Literature References

Naval architects have figured in a number of films and books. Here is a list of some of those appearances (only popular culture references are noted; individual treaties, papers, or textbooks omitted;)


TV & Films

The most prominent film character is that of Thomas Andrews, who was lost at sea on the Titanic.

  1. Titanic: Birth of a Legend (2005)
  2. Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)
  3. Titanic: Secrets Revealed (1998)
  4. Titanic: Breaking New Ground (1998)
  5. Titanic Explorer (1997)
  6. Titanic (1997)
  7. No Greater Love (1996)
  8. S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
  9. A Night to Remember (1958)


  1. Perfect Strangers (1945) - Supporting character Richard is a naval architect


  1. My Brother's Keeper (1954) - One of the two brothers is a naval architect.


  • Arthur Hall Smith, American painter, first learned to draw under the instruction of his naval architect father.
  • Dr. John J. McMullen, of John J. McMullen & Associates, previously owned the New Jersey Devils hockey team and Houston Astros baseball team.
  • SNAME, in 1909, rejected a proposal to give biblical Noah honorary membership status.
  • T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, British furniture designer, previously designed ocean liner interiors.


  • Thomas Andrews roles on IMDB [1]
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