Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

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Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
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Training Establishment overview
Formed1864
Preceding Training Establishment
Dissolved1967
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersLondon, England
Parent Training EstablishmentDepartment of Admiralty

The Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was the third school of naval architecture established by the British Admiralty that opened in 1864. In 1967 The School moved to University College London.[1]

History

In 1811 the Admiralty established its first School of Naval Architecture at Portsmouth Dockyard. In 1832 the school was closed.[2]

1848 The Central School of Mathematics and Naval Construction was founded by the Admiralty at Portsmouth Dockyard; it was the second School of Naval Architecture in Britain. It was closed in 1853 on the initiative of First Lord of the Admiralty Sir James Graham.[3]

In 1864 The third school, The Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was established in South Kensington, London. It was founded by Joseph Woolley.[4]

In 1873 the School moved to the Royal Naval College, Greenwich and in 1967 The School moved to University College London.[5]

Principal of the School

  1. Charles Watkins Merrifield F.R.S. 1864 – 1873.[6]

Vice Principal of the School

  1. Professor James Henry Cotterill, F.R.S. 1864 – 1873.[7]

Inspector-General of the School

  1. Dr Jospeh Wolley 1864 – 1873. (also Director of Studies).[8]

References

  1. Tweedie, Andrew Ian (28 October 2019). "Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering - Graces Guide". www.gracesguide.co.uk. The Grace’s Guide Project. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
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  8. Tweedie (2019)