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Frank Prior Purvis

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Frank Prior Purvis (1850- ) M.I.N.A., D.E.(Tokyo), Emeritus Professor

1867 Attended the Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, S. Kensington

1869 Whitworth Scholar

1871 Assistant to Sir E. J. Reed

Worked for 5 years with W. Froude, F.R.S., at Torquay

Worked with William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton, for 10 years

Shipbuilding partner with Blackwood and Gordon, Port Glasgow, for 11 years

1901-1920 One of three professors of Naval Architecture in the Engineering College of the Tokyo Imperial University of Japan.

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