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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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Brooke, Henry James (1771–1857), crystallographer

Graham Chinner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry; Crystallography. 846 words.

Brooke, Henry James (1771–1857), crystallographer, was born on 25 May 1771 at Exeter into a family manufacturing broadcloth. After studying for the bar he entered business successively in...