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Tara Larkin, M.S. Lieutenant, USCG

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Instructor Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
cga badge LT Tara Larkin is a 2016 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy’s Mechanical Engineering program. She completed her first tour aboard USCGC ALERT as the Damage Control Assistant and Auxiliary Division Officer. She then attended University of Michigan, where she graduated with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following graduate school, LT Larkin was assigned as a staff engineer at the Marine Safety Center, where she conducted technical reviews of commercial cargo, towing, and passenger vessel designs, and served on the Salvage Engineering Response Team (SERT). She joined the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering faculty in June 2021.


  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2020
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2016

Courses Taught

  • Ships and Maritime Systems
  • Material Science

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Contact Information

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