Meurn, Robert J. 1937-

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Meurn, Robert J. 1937-


Born May 26, 1937, in Freeport, NY; son of Albin Karl and Margaret May Meurn; married; wife's name Christine C.; children: Cathryn. Ethnicity: "Swedish/Scottish." Education: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, B.S., 1958; George Washington University, M.A., 1977. Politics: Independent. Religion: Lutheran.


Home—Harbor Beach, MI. Office—c/o U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 3000 Steamboat Rd., Kings Point, NY 11024. E-mail—[email protected]


U.S. Merchant Marine, career officer, 1958-88, retiring as master mariner and captain. Stanwick Corp., Norfolk, VA, senior maritime consultant, 1974-78; Texas Maritime Academy, Galveston, assistant professor, commandant of cadets, and executive officer of Texas Clipper, 1977-78; U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, professor of maritime studies, beginning 1978, now professor emeritus, and head of nautical science division. Served in U.S. Navy as gunnery officer on a destroyer, and as an executive officer, commanding officer, and instructor; merchant mariner with U.S. Lines, Farrell Lines, American Export Lines, McCormick Lines, Grace Lines, and Military Sealift Command; Sandy Hook Pilots Association, member of accreditation panel; inspector for certification of masters and mates for Staten Island Ferries and New York City fireboats.


International Marine Simulator Forum, International Navigation Simulator Lecturers Conference, International Maritime Lecturers Association.


U.S. Department of Transportation, bronze medal, 1995, distinguished service medal, 2003.


(With Charles L. Sauerbier) Marine Cargo Operations, John Wiley (New York, NY), 1985, 3rd edition published as Marine Cargo Operations: A Guide to Stowage, Cornell Maritime Press (Centreville, MD), 2004.

Watchstanding Guide for the Merchant Officer, Cornell Maritime Press (Centreville, MD), 1990, updated edition, 2007.

Survival Guide for the Mariner, Cornell Maritime Press (Centreville, MD), 1993, 2nd edition, 2006.