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Dixon, Sir Robert Bland (1867–1939), engineer and naval officer, was born on 30 March 1867 at Darlington, the elder son of Robert Bland Dixon, architect and surveyor, and his wife, Mary Ann Whitecomb (née Parr). He was the elder brother of Walter Ernest Dixon...

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Green, William Pringle (1785–1846), naval officer and mechanical engineer, was born apparently at Halifax, Nova Scotia, the eldest son of Benjamin Green (d. 1794), treasurer of the province of Nova Scotia, a member of the house of assembly, and a justice of the ...

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Lewis, Roger Curzon (1909–1994), naval officer and torpedo specialist, was born at Killean, Russell Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, on 19 July 1909, the second son of Francis William Lewis, managing director of Boake Roberts, and his wife, Kathleen Mary, née Annesley. He went to the ...

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Mason, Sir Frank Trowbridge (1900–1988), naval officer and engineer, was born in Ipswich on 25 April 1900, the elder son and elder child of Frank John Mason MBE, draper and later JP and mayor of Ipswich, and his wife, Marian Elizabeth Trowbridge. He was educated at ...

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Schank [Schanck], John (1740–1823), naval architect and naval officer, was born near Castlerig, Fife, the son of Alexander Schank. He first went to sea in the merchant service, then served for six years as able seaman, midshipman, and master's mate in the warships ...

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Sir Percy Moreton Scott, first baronet (1853–1924) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Sir William Symonds (1782–1856) by Edward Morton, pubd 1850 (after Henry Wyndham Phillips) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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 ...