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William Westcott Rundell

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William Westcott Rundell (c1816-1897) of the Underwriters' Registry for Iron Vessels, Liverpool

Inventor and Manufacturer in Falmouth.

1870 Read a paper for the Institution of Royal Engineers on the Load-Draught of Merchant Ships.

1881 Read a paper for the Institution of Royal Engineers on Freeboard and Displacement in Relation to Strains in Ships Among Waves. [1]

1897 Obituary. 'A LARGE circle connected with the British Mercantile Marine, besides many others interested in magnetic science, will regret to learn that |W. W. Rundell, so long associated with Liverpool and its nautical affairs, died a few weeks ago at the advanced age of eighty-one.'[2]

1897 Obituary. 'On the 10th at Dulwich, age 82, William Westcott Rundell. Born at Devonport; appointed secretary of the Liverpool Compass Committee, 1855, and afterwards of the Liverpool Underwriters' Association. His reports on the magnetism of iron ships were of the highest value in the matter of compass adjustment'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1881/04/22
  2. Nature 1897/04/01
  3. The Annual Register a Review of Public Events at Home and Abroad for the Year 1897