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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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Boot, John Campbell, second Baron Trent (1889–1956), retail and manufacturing chemist

S. D. Chapman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1262 words.

Boot, John Campbell, second Baron Trent (1889–1956), retail and manufacturing chemist, was born on 19 January 1889 in Nottingham, the only son of Jesse Boot (1850–1931), the founder of...

Muspratt, Edmund Knowles (1833–1923), industrial chemist

Trevor I. Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 577 words.

Muspratt, Edmund Knowles (1833–1923), industrial chemist, was born on 6 November 1833 in Linacre, near Bootle, the youngest in the family of four sons and six daughters of James Muspratt...

Weightman, William

Michelle E. Osborn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking; Medicinal Chemistry. 777 words.

Weightman, William (30 September 1813–25 August 1904), manufacturer, chemist, and financier, was born in Waltham, Lincolnshire, England, the son of William Weightman and Anne Farr....