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ACLAND, Edward Leopold Dyke (1878 - 1968)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 73 words.

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AKHURST, Algernon Frederic (1893 - 1972)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 143 words.

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albatross

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The albatross is traditionally believed to bring bad luck, and the word is used for a source of frustration or guilt or an encumbrance, in allusion to Coleridge's poem about the Ancient Mar...

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ALEXANDER, Charles G(undry) (1923 - 2009), Chairman, Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd, 1959–87

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 187 words.

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altitude

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Maritime History.

(h or a)

The angular distance of a celestial object above or below the observer's horizon. Altitude is 0° at the horizon and 90° at the zenith. See also Zenith Distance.

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Arctic Ocean

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Science and Mathematics.

Smallest and shallowest of the major oceanic areas, the shallowness being caused by the surrounding wide continental shelves (up to 1 700 km wide). For much of the year the surface is...

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Atlantic Ocean

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Maritime History.

One of the main oceanic areas of the world. It is relatively shallow, having an average depth of 3 310 m; and it is the warmest (average temperature 3.73 °C) and most saline (average...

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BARR, Alexander Wallace (1886 - 1949), Chief Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 45 words.

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BENN, Edward Piercy St John (1872 - 1947)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 140 words.

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BEVERSTOCK, Mark Alistair (<i>born</i> 1964), Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Nuclear and Chemical, Biological), Ministry of Defence, since 2015

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare; History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Political History; Politics; State and Local Government. 146 words.

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