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Beldam, Asplan (1841–1912), marine engineer, was born in Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire, on 5 October 1841, the eldest son in the family of eleven children of William Beldam, farmer and victualler, and his wife, Mary Peat. After serving an apprenticeship with Kitson, Thompson, and Hewitson...

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Braithwaite, John, the elder (bap. 1760, d. 1818), engineer and diver, was baptized at St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire, on 20 July 1760, the second son of five children of William Braithwaite (bap. 1732, d. 1800), whitesmith and engine maker, and Mary Crowther (...

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Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur artist. After schooling in Chester, he became a pupil at ...

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Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817–1894) by unknown engraver, pubd 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burney, Sir (Charles) Dennistoun, second baronet (1888–1968), marine and aeronautical engineer, was born in Bermuda on 28 December 1888, the only son among the three children of Sir Cecil Burney, first baronet (1858–1929), later admiral, and second in command of the Grand Fleet...

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Bushnell, Bertram Harold Thomas [Bert] (1921–2010), sculler and marine engineer, was born on 3 September 1921 at the Boat House, Wargrave, Berkshire, the second of two sons of John Henry Bushnell, king's waterman and boat builder, and his wife, Lena, née Simmons. He left ...

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Deane, Charles Anthony (1796–1848), diver and inventor of diving equipment, was born in September 1796 at 53 Hughes Fields, Deptford, Kent, and was baptized at St Nicholas's Church, Deptford, on 2 October 1796, the son of John Deane (bap. 1766, d. 1830)...

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Denton, Anthony Albert [Tony] (1937–2001), marine engineer, was born on 14 March 1937 at a nursing home at 37 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley, the eldest son of Walter Granville Denton (1906–1970) and his wife, Evelyn Truelove, née Shaw (1908–1977). Walter Denton was at the time a motor mechanic at the ...

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Drummond, Victoria Alexandrina (1894–1978), marine engineer, was born on 14 October 1894 at Megginch Castle, Errol, Perthshire, the second of four children of Captain Malcolm Drummond of Megginch (1856–1924), groom-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, and his wife, Geraldine Margaret (née Cherry; 1865–1956), the sixth of seven daughters of ...