2003 Industry Pioneers


Alan McClureAlan C. McClure

Alan began his outstanding career as a naval architect with a Bachelor of Science from University of Michigan and a Masters from MIT upon winning a SNAME scholarship.  After twelve years at Electric Boat designing the early nuclear submarines he was called upon by Brown and Root to design the drilling semi-submersible for the Mohole Project… to drill through the earth’s crust to the Mohorovicic discontinuity.  Congress terminated the project, but the design became a prototype for many later oil drilling semis.  After six years at Continental Oil Co. he started his own company, Alan C. McClure and Associates, run by his son Scott since Alan’s death in 1993.  Author of many papers, he was a life member of SNAME and held the Blakely Smith medal.