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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.

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Sir John Isaac Thornycroft, by Sir (William) Hamo Thornycroft - NPG 5876

Sir John Isaac Thornycroft

by Sir (William) Hamo Thornycroft
marble bust, 1918
NPG 5876

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Sir John Isaac Thornycroft ('Men of the Day. No. 947. "Destroyers."')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 January 1905
NPG D45258

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