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Broome, John Egerton [Jack] (1901–1985), naval officer and illustrator, was born in Seattle, Washington, USA, on 23 February 1901, the younger child and only son of Louis Egerton Broome (1875–1951), an explorer, and his wife, Clara Kathleen Lake (1863–1948). His grandfather was Sir Frederick Napier Broome (1842–1896)...

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Elliott, William (fl. 1774–1794), naval officer and marine painter, was renowned for his paintings of naval actions of the 1780s. Of the two William Elliotts listed in the Royal Navy, it is believed that the William Elliott who entered the merchant service as master's mate of the ...

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Macdonald, Sir Roderick Douglas (1921–2001), naval officer and painter, was born at Weltevreden, Batavia, Java, on 25 February 1921, the son of Douglas Macdonald, tea and rubber planter, and his wife, Marjorie Bayne, née McGibbon. He was educated at a preparatory school near ...

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Pocock, William Innes (1783–1836), naval officer and artist, second surviving son of Nicholas Pocock (1740–1821), marine painter, and his wife, Ann, who died on 27 December 1827, aged seventy-five, daughter of John Evans of Bristol, younger brother of Isaac Pocock, artist and dramatist, was born at ...

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Smyth, William (bap. 1800, d. 1877), naval officer and artist, was born in Middlesex and baptized at St John's, Hackney, on 24 January 1800, the second son of John Greatrix Smyth, an officer in East India Company ships, and his first wife, Sarah (1767/8–1800)...

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Tobin, George (1768–1838), naval officer and artist, born in Salisbury on 13 December 1768, was the second of eight children of James Tobin (1736/7–1817), a sugar planter and merchant of Nevis in the West Indies and Bristol, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of another ...

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Victor, prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg [known as Count Gleichen] (1833–1891), naval officer and sculptor, was the third and youngest son of Prince Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife, Princess Feodore, the only daughter of Emich Charles, reigning prince of Leiningen, and his wife, ...

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Young, Edward Preston (1913–2003), designer and submariner, was born on 17 November 1913 in San Fernando, Trinidad, the son of William Young (d. after 1956), general trader. Following the family's move to England, Young attended Highgate School, London. Despite showing little interest in most academic disciplines, he developed a proficiency in English literature and, on leaving school aged seventeen, sought work in the publishing industry. An unsuccessful interview with ...