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J. K. Laughton

revised by N. A. M. Rodger

Beaufort, Sir Francis (1774–1857), naval officer and hydrographer, was born on 27 May 1774 at Flower Hill, Navan, co. Meath, the second son of the Revd Daniel Augustus Beaufort (1739–1821), rector of Navan, a topographer and architect of some distinction, and his wife, ...

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Beechey, Frederick William (1796–1856), naval officer and hydrographer, son of Sir William Beechey, RA (1753–1839), and his second wife, Anne Phyllis Beechey, née Jessop (1764–1833) [see under Beechey, Sir William], the miniature painter, was born on 17 February 1796. His brothers were ...

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Bentham, Samuel (1757–1831), naval architect and inventor, was born in London on 11 January 1757, the youngest of the seven children of Jeremiah Bentham (1712–1792), an attorney, and his wife, Alicia Woodward Whitehorne (d. 1759), the eldest daughter of Thomas Grove, an ...

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Eustace Henry William Tennyson-D'Eyncourt

revised by Andrew Lambert

Biles, Sir John Harvard (1854–1933), naval architect, was born at Portsmouth on 6 January 1854, the third son of John Biles, an official at Portsmouth Dockyard, and his wife, Margaret, second daughter of William Groombridge, of Ernehill, Kent. His childhood was spent at ...

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Bird, Sir James (1883–1946), naval architect and aircraft manufacturer, was born on 19 March 1883 in London, the second son of Samuel Bird, merchant, of East Cowes, Isle of Wight, and his wife, Freda. He was educated at Marlborough School, where he was a prefect, played in the hockey eleven, and captained the football fifteen. He next served an apprenticeship with ...

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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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Evans, Sir Frederick John Owen (1815–1885), naval officer and hydrographer, son of John Evans, master RN, was born on 9 March 1815. He entered the navy as a second-class volunteer in 1828. After serving in the Rose and the Winchester he was transferred in 1833 to the ...

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J. K. Laughton

revised by Andrew C. F. David

Flinders, Matthew (1774–1814), naval officer and hydrographer, the eldest son of Matthew Flinders (1750–1802) and his first wife, Susannah, née Ward (1752–1783), was born on 16 March 1774 at Donington, near Boston in Lincolnshire, where his father and grandfather had practised as surgeons....

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Garrett, George William Littler (1852–1902), clergyman and submarine designer, was born on 4 July 1852 at 45 Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, the third son of John Garrett (d. 1893), an Irish curate, and his wife, Georgina. The Garretts moved to Manchester in the early 1860s, and ...

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Huddart, Joseph (1741–1816), hydrographer and engineer, was born on 11 January 1741 at Allonby, Cumberland, the only child of William Huddart (1704–1762), farmer and shoemaker, and his wife, Rachel. Huddart attended school in Allonby under the local clergyman, a well-educated man who introduced him to astronomy. He showed particular ability in mathematics and practical mechanics, building a working model of flour milling machinery and, using ...

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Norie, John William (1772–1843), hydrographer and writer on navigation, was born at 39 Burr Street, Wapping, London, on 3 July 1772, the eldest of the eight children of James Norie (1737–1793), a Scot who had trained for the Presbyterian church and kept a school in ...

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Reed, Sir Edward James (1830–1906), naval architect, was born at Sheerness on 20 September 1830, the son of John Reed. He became an apprentice at Sheerness Dockyard where his outstanding ability led to selection in 1849 for the Central School of Mathematics and Naval Architecture...

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G. S. Ritchie

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Richards, Sir George Henry (1820–1896), naval officer and hydrographer, was born in Antony, Cornwall, on 13 January 1820, the eldest of three sons and second of four children of Captain George Spencer Richards RN, and his wife, Emma Jane, daughter of Samuel Harvey...

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Scott, Sir Percy Moreton, first baronet (1853–1924), naval officer and engineer, was the son of Montagu Scott, a solicitor, and his wife, Laura Kezia Snelling. He was born in Canonbury, Middlesex, on 10 July 1853. He was educated at Eastman's naval academy, Southsea...

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Seppings, Sir Robert (1767–1840), naval architect, was born at Fakenham, the fourth child of Robert Seppings and his wife, Lydia, the daughter of John Milligen, a linen draper at Harleston. His father was a cattle salesman but was not very successful and the young ...

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J. K. Laughton

revised by R. O. Morris

Smyth, William Henry (1788–1865), naval officer and surveyor, born in Westminster, London, on 21 January 1788, was the only son of Joseph Brewer Palmer Smyth and his wife, Georgina Caroline, granddaughter of the Revd Mr Pilkington. William's father claimed descent from Captain John Smith (1580?–1631)...

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Sulivan, Sir Bartholomew James (1810–1890), naval officer and hydrographer, the eldest son of Rear-Admiral Thomas Ball Sulivan (1780–1857) and his wife, Henrietta, daughter of Rear-Admiral Bartholomew James, was born at Tregew, near Falmouth, on 18 November 1810. On 4 September 1823 he entered the ...

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Symonds, Sir William (1782–1856), naval officer and naval architect, was born on 24 September 1782 at Bury St Edmunds, the second son of Captain Thomas Symonds RN (d. 1793) and his second wife. He went to sea in September 1794, aboard the ...

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Thornycroft, Blanche Coules (1873–1950), naval architect, was born at 1 St Peter’s Terrace, Hammersmith, London, on 21 December 1873, the third of seven children (five daughters and two sons) of John Isaac Thornycroft (1843–1928), shipbuilder, who was knighted in 1902, and his wife ...

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E. I. Carlyle

revised by Alan G. Jamieson

Thornycroft, Sir John Isaac (1843–1928), naval architect, was born in Rome, Italy, on 1 February 1843, the elder son of Thomas Thornycroft (1815–1885) and his wife, Mary Thornycroft (1809–1895), daughter of John Francis (1780–1861). His father, his mother, and her father were all sculptors, as was his younger brother, ...