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Auld [née Christie], Susan Mary [known as Susan Denham Christie] (1915–2002), naval architect, was born on 10 January 1915 at 12 Northumberland Terrace, Tynemouth, Northumberland, the only daughter and younger child of John Denham Christie (d. 1950), naval architect and shipbuilder, and chairman of ...

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Philip Watts

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Barnaby, Sir Nathaniel (1829–1915), naval architect, the eldest son of Nathaniel Barnaby, inspector of shipwrights at Sheerness Dockyard, and his wife, Anna (née Fowler), was born at Chatham on 25 February 1829. At the age of fourteen, Barnaby became a shipwright apprentice at ...

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Samuel Bentham (1757–1831) by Henry Edridge, c. 1795–1800 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Bishop, Richard Evelyn Donohue [Dick] (1925–1989), mechanical engineer and naval architect, was born on 1 January 1925 in Lewisham, London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Norman Richard Bishop, chief accountant and director of Tar Residuals Ltd, and his wife, Dorothy Mary Wood...

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Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817–1894) by unknown engraver, pubd 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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D'Eyncourt, Sir Eustace Henry William Tennyson-, first baronet (1868–1951), naval architect, was born on 1 April 1868 at Hadley House, Barnet, Hertfordshire, the sixth and youngest child of Louis Charles Tennyson-D'Eyncourt (1814–1896), metropolitan magistrate, and his wife, Sophia (d. 1900), daughter of ...

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Froude, William (1810–1879), engineer and naval architect, fourth son of Robert Hurrell Froude (1770/71–1859), archdeacon of Totnes, and Margaret, née Spedding (1774/5–1821), was born at Dartington parsonage on 28 November 1810. (Richard) Hurrell Froude (1803–1836) and James Anthony Froude (1818–1894) were his brothers. He was educated at ...

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George William Littler Garrett (1852–1902) by unknown photographer © reserved

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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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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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L. Woollard

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Narbeth, John Harper (1863–1944), naval architect, was born at Pembroke Dock, Wales, on 26 May 1863, the son of John Harper Narbeth and his wife, Anne Griffiths. He was the fourth child in a family of eight children. His father, after serving at ...

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Sir Edward James Reed (1830–1906) by London Stereoscopic Co. © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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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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Sims, Sir Alfred John (1907–1977), naval architect, was born on 11 October 1907 in Revelstoke, near Plymouth, the fourth son and youngest of five children of John Thomas Sims, maintenance engineer on the estate of Lord Revelstoke, and his wife, Jessie Finch. He attended ...

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Stalkartt, Marmaduke (bap. 1750, d. 1805), naval architect and shipbuilder, was baptized on 22 April 1750 at St Mary the Virgin, Dover, the fourth child and second son of Hugh Stalkartt (1711–1782) and his second wife, Sarah. Between about 1764 and about 1771 he served as an apprentice shipwright at ...

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