Deane, Sir Anthony
- Brian Lavery
Deane, Sir Anthony (c. 1638–1720?), shipbuilder, was born in Harwich, the son of Anthony Deane (d. 1659), master mariner. He served his apprenticeship as a shipwright under Christopher Pett, master shipwright at Woolwich and one of the family which dominated the naval dockyards of the period. The distinction between the ship designer, or ‘naval architect’, and the practical shipbuilder was not clear at that time, but ...