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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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Croft, Henry [called the Original Pearly King] (1861–1930), road sweeper and founder of the pearly tradition

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2050 words.

Croft, Henry [called the Original Pearly King] (1861–1930), road sweeper and founder of the pearly tradition, was born on 24 May 1861 at St Pancras workhouse, 4 King's Road (later St...

Glas, George (1725–1765), mariner

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 804 words.

Glas, George (1725–1765), mariner, was born probably at Dundee, one of fifteen children of John Glas (1695–1773), founder of the Glasite or Sandemanian church, and his wife, Katharine Black...

Powell, James Robert

Martin T. Olliff.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1305 words.

Powell, James Robert (07 December 1814–09 December 1883), businessman and founder of Birmingham, Alabama, was born in Powellton, Brunswick County, Virginia, the son of Addison Powell and...