Ernst Foerster (shipbuilding engineer)
Ernst Foerster was born the son of the astronomer Wilhelm Foerster and his wife Ina in Berlin in 1876. He had four siblings, including two sisters and the brothers Friedrich Wilhelm and Karl . In 1903 he went to the Blohm & Voss shipyard as a ship engineer , where he became chief engineer and finally head of construction. In addition, Ernst Foerster received his doctorate in 1907 at the Technical University of Berlin with the dissertation “The importance of liquid combustion for the construction, operation and profitability of a transatlantic fast liner”. He was crucial in the design & a. the ships Cap Polonio and Vaterland involved. In 1912 he left Blohm & Voss. At HAPAG , Foerster became head of shipbuilding. In addition, he continued the renowned aid book for shipbuilding founded by Hans Johow . The Hamburg Shipbuilding Research Institute was built in 1913 according to Foerster's plans. In 1922 he founded the Society of Friends and Patrons of the Hamburg Shipbuilding Research Institute to continue operating it. In addition, Foerster was a member of the HSVA Supervisory Board for 20 years.
In 1920 Foerster joined the editorial team of Werft - Reederei - Hafen magazine . From 1922 to 1943 he published the magazine.
After the Second World War , Ernst Foerster was temporarily banned from any professional activity due to dubious behavior during the Nazi era . He later published the magazine Schiff & Hafen . Foerster was a member of the Association of German Engineers for over 50 years and, since 1903, of the Shipbuilding Society - he gave numerous lectures on shipbuilding problems for both associations.
Ernst Foerster died on May 13, 1955.
- The importance of liquid firing for the construction, operation and profitability of a transatlantic fast steamer , Berlin 1907, OCLC 314137409 (dissertation).
- The four-screw turbine steamer “Vaterland” on the Hamburg-America Line, built by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg (along with the identification of the sister ship “Bismarck”) , with Georg Sütterlin, self-published by the Association of German Engineers, Berlin, 1918.
- The three-screw passenger and cargo steamer "Cap Polonio" of the Hamburg-South American Steamship Company, built by Blohm & Voss , with Georg Sütterlin in: Werft, Reederei, Hafen, 1922, 16.
- with Hans Johow : Aid book for shipbuilding , Julius Springer, Berlin 1928, OCLC 11940948 .
- Obituary . In: Ship and Harbor . Volume 7, Issue 4. CDC Heydorns, Hamburg April 1955, p. 339 .
- G. Schnadel: Dr.-Ing. Ernst Foerster † . In: Ship and Harbor . Volume 7, Issue 4. CDC Heydorns, Hamburg April 1955, p. 339 .
- Der Springer-Verlag: Catalog of His Journals 1843-1992, Ed. Wilhelm Buchge, Springer, 1994, ISBN 3540562702 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German naval engineer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 8, 1876|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 13, 1955|