Sir William Symonds 1782 - 1856

occupation:
Naval architect,
Naval officer
Nationality:
English; British
born in:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

1819-1825 - captain of the port at Malta. 1821 - build an experimental yacht. 1825 - was promoted to commander. 1827 - promoted to captain of the royal yacht. 1831 - designed the Vernon. 1832 - appointed surveyor of the navy. 1835 - elected FRS. 1836 - knighted. 1847 - forced to take retirement. 1848 - received a civil CB. 1854 - became a retired rear-admiral.

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