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...