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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Carty, John Joseph

Robert G. Ferguson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Science and Mathematics. 1729 words.

Carty, John Joseph (14 April 1861–27 December 1932), electrical engineer and research administrator, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Henry Carty, a machinist and metal...

Walker, Charles Vincent (1812–1882), technical editor and electrical engineer

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; History of Science and Technology. 557 words.

Walker, Charles Vincent (1812–1882), technical editor and electrical engineer, was born on 20 March 1812 in Marylebone, Middlesex, the son of Vincent Walker and his wife Ann, née Blake....