The George Owen Professional Naval Architecture Collection includes plans, photographs and models created by George Owen, Class of 1894. Owen (above right)  was a professor in the Institute’s Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from 1915 to 1941. From 1901 until his death in 1959, he produced over 200 designs of yachts and commercial vessels. He was a highly successful designer of Universal Rule yachts and an expert yachtsman. More than 3,700 plans, photographs, and models are detailed in the MIT Museum’s definitive guide to the Owen Collection [PDF].

Repository: MIT Museum, Hart Nautical Collection

Creator: George Owen

Title: George Owen professional naval architecture collection

Dates: [inclusive] 1860 – 1958

Extent: 3,600 object records, including approximately 2,500 plans, photographs and half-hull models and recent additions of Owen’s personal slide collection and additional half-hull models.

Location: MIT Museum. An appointment is required to view the collection.

Credit: Gift of George Owen Estate, 1959