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Institution of Naval Architects

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February 1872.
1940. Library and Memorial.
1955. Weir Lecture Hall.


At the end of 1859 John Scott Russell called a meeting which led to the formation of the Institute of Naval Architects; at the first meeting in January 1860 Edward James Reed was appointed secretary and editor of the Transactions.

By 1872 The name of the institute was the Institution of Naval Architects

1910 The Royal Institution of Naval Architects was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1910 and 1960.


The first meeting was attended by [1]:

Later Members included:


1927 Alan Ian Percy (8th Duke of Northumberland) - Elected president in 1927. Vice presidents elected were: Sir Henry Oram, Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, Sir Alexander Gracie,, Mr James Foster King, Sir Thomas Bell, Sir George G. Goodwin, Mr Andrew Laing, Sir Eustace T. D'Eyncourt, Mr W. H. Whiting, Mr Albert Edward Seaton, Sir Westcott G. Abell, Mr W. J. Luke, Lord Weir, Sir W. J. Berry, Mr James Brown and Mr Summers Hunter.[2]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. RINA [1]
  2. The Engineer 1927/04/08