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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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Barrett, Lucas (1837–1862), geologist and oceanographer

Stephen K. Donovan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Oceanography and Hydrology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1189 words.

Barrett, Lucas (1837–1862), geologist and oceanographer, was born on 14 November 1837, the eldest son of George Barrett, a London iron-founder. In 1847 he was sent to Mr P. Ashton's school...

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