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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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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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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...