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BILES, John Harvard (1854 - 1933), Hon. Vice-President Institution of Naval Architects; MInstCE, MSoc. Nav. Arch., USA; Hon. Memb. Japanese Society of Naval Architects; Order of Osmanieh, 3rd class, 1906; Naval Constructor, Admiralty, 1877–81; Naval Architect and Manager to Clydebank Shipyard, 1881–90; Professor of Naval Architecture, Glasgow University, 1891–1921; has served on Admiralty Departmental Committees on Mercantile Auxiliaries, 1901, Torpedo Boat Destroyer Committee, 1902–03, Warship Designs, 1905; Board of Trade Departmental Committee on Tonnage, 1905–06; Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights; President Engineering Section British Association, 1911; Chairman Boats and Davits Committee, 1912–13; Assessor on Titanic Enquiry, 1912; British Delegate on International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea, 1913; Chairman Admiralty Committee on Submarine Cargo Vessels, 1917; Member Indian Mercantile Marine Committee, 1923–24; Member of Committee on Royal Dockyards and their organization, 1925; Chairman Engineering Joint Council, 1925–26; is Consulting Naval Architect to the High Commissioner for India, and received thanks of Secretary of State in Council for the satisfactory results of the designing and supervising the construction of the river craft for the Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia, 1916–18; has professionally visited India, Australia, United States of America, Canada, Japan, and China, and nearly all European countries

 
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Style that as early as the Neolithic period, used columns to support roofs, faced houses s, and used bright colours. The characteristic Chinese roof with wide overhang and upturned eaves ...


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