Streamlining was big in the inter-war era. This feature from Popular Science, April 1934, describes a streamlined ocean liner concept from industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes (actually patented). The aft stack served as a hangar for a mailplane--such as was included on the 1928 German liners Europa and Bremen.
Although the liner never came to fruition, a similarly shaped yacht was actually commissioned by Swedish industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren -- for whom Geddes had designed the Electrolux vacuum cleaner.
Read more at https://jayseaarchaeology.wordpress.com/2020/03/11/dreams-of-a-future-past-the-geddes-ocean-liner-yacht/
Army-Navy Club event Friday, October 8, 6:00-8:00 pm -- RSVP to Lou Husser
Next meeting: Saturday, October 9, 2021 -- 10:00 am - noon at Sherwood Library, Alexandria (directions emailed to members)
SEE UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR FALL EVENTS
The work of over 30 member modelers can be found on this website...
Over 300 ships are now in our database of vessels that have been modeled by WSMS members. See the Ships Gallery page.
See the latest (Jul-Aug 2021) issue of the Lynx under the Newsletter link and Bill Kay's July 24 Focus Group remarks under the Presentations link!
2021-22 officers elected: see About Us...
$20 annual dues resumes effective July 1.
Historical note: The WSMS website was launched in October 2009. Its creator and initial webmaster was Patricia Woodhouse. See the October 2009 issue of the Lynx.
Another historical note: The WSMS engraved nametags were created by Gene Larson. See the November 2009 issue of the Lynx.