Sir John Isaac Thornycroft(1843-1928), Naval architect
Sitter in 2 portraits
Pioneer of naval architecture; built first recorded small high-speed boat (1871); built first torpedo boat for Royal Navy (1877); developed improved hull, propellor and boiler designs; during First World War constructed coastal motor-boats used in attacks on Zeebrugge and Ostend.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 January 1905