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date: 20 October 2019

Eckford, Henrylocked

(1775–1832)
  • Ronald M. Birse

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Eckford, Henry (1775–1832), naval architect and shipbuilder, was born on 12 March 1775 at Kilwinning, in Ayrshire, Scotland, the son of John Eckford and his wife, Janet Black. At the age of sixteen, in 1791, he went to Canada and began to study the principles and practice of ship design in the ...

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, 21 vols. (1928–37), repr. in 11 vols. (1964); 10 suppls. (1944–96)