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Whidbey, Joseph (1754/5–1833), hydrographer and marine engineer

John M. Naish.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 690 words.

Whidbey, Joseph (1754/5–1833), hydrographer and marine engineer, details of whose parentage and upbringing are unknown, was made a master in the Royal Navy in 1779 at the age of...

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