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