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Date: Thursday 29th November 2018

Time: 10:00, followed by Tea/Coffee at Lawhill House

Venue: Old Burial, Seaforth, Simon’s Town

Local members of The South African Institute of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects (SAIMENA), the Naval Engineering Section (NES) and the maritime students from Lawhill Maritime School attend the wreath laying ceremony on the grave of William Froude every year. The ceremony will be held on Thursday 29th November at 10:00 at the Old Burial Ground, Seaforth, Simonstown (the same as last year).

William Froude was an English engineer and naval architect who influenced ship design by developing a method of studying scale models propelled through water and applying the information thus obtained to full-size ships to predict ships power requirements. He discovered the laws by which the performance of the model could be extracted to the ship when both have the same geometrical shape.He was also the first to formulate reliable laws for the resistance that water offers to ships and for predicting their stability.

William Froude was born on 28 November 1810, Dartington, united Kingdom. He died on 4 May 1879 while on holiday (as an official guest of the Royal Navy) in Simon’s Town, South Africa, and was buried there with full naval honours in the Seaforth Old Burial site.

This is organised annually by the Cape Branch of SAIMENA.


President SAIMENA