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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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Fisher, Sir Antony George Anson (1915–1988), entrepreneur and founder of think-tanks

Norman McCord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Business and Management. 1013 words.

Fisher, Sir Antony George Anson (1915–1988), entrepreneur and founder of think-tanks, was born at 23 Launceston Place, Kensington, London, on 28 June 1915, the elder son of George Kenneth...

McNachtane, John, of Dundarave (d. 1773), customs official and founder of the Beggar's Benison

David Stevenson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 476 words.

McNachtane, John, of Dundarave (d. 1773), customs official and founder of the Beggar's Benison, was the second son of John McNachtane of Dundarave, Argyll (d. in or after 1711) and Isobel,...