Samuel Bentham 1757 - 1831

Naval architecture
English; British
born in:
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

A noted English mechanical engineer credited with numerous innovations, particularly related to naval architecture, including weapons. He was also the brother of philosopher Jeremy Bentham

1780 - travelled to the Continent in order to expand his maritime knowledge. 1796 - appointed to the newly created post of Inspector-General, responsible for all matters relating to the improvement of shipbuilding and repair in royal shipyards.