1868 - 1951 (82 years)
||Eustace Henry William Tennyson d'Eyncourt |
||1st Baronet, KCB LLD DSc FRS |
||1 Apr 1868
||Sir Eustace Henry William Tennyson d'Eyncourt, 1st Baronet, KCB, FRS was a British naval architect and engineer. As Director of Naval Construction for the Royal Navy, 1912-1924, he was responsible for the design and construction of some of the most famous British warships. On 20 February 1915 Winston Churchill appointed Tennyson d'Eyncourt Chairman of the Landships Committee at the Admiralty, which was responsible for the design and production of the first military tank.|
In his battlecruisers, "large light cruisers" and the Hawkins class cruisers Tennyson d'Eyncourt evolved a novel hull form: In cross-section the hull was an isosceles trapezoid, with the ship's sides sloping inboard at an angle of 10 degrees from the vertical, while outboard of this external bulges extended over the full length of the machinery spaces. This resulted in a hull structure of great strength, and the sloping sides increased the possible range of impact of shells, thus giving greater resistance to penetration.
The aesthetic side of naval architecture has seldom been given much attention, though it is as much of an art as the architecture of buildings; in general appearance (in terms of harmonious proportion as regards length, beam, and freeboard, as well as the size of the superstructure and funnels in relation to the hull), the opinion has been expressed that Tennyson d'Eyncourt created some of the most elegant and eye-pleasing warships ever designed, the prime example being the battle cruiser Hood.
Tennyson d'Eyncourt summarized his World War I work in an article "Naval Construction During the War", published in Engineering, 11 April 1919, pp. 482?490. He also published an autobiography entitled A Shipbuilder's Yarn (London: Hutchinson, 1948).
||The Cottage House, Peel St, District of Cardross, Scotland
|Eustace T D'Eyncourt, 33, Naval Architect|
Janet T D'Eyncourt, 35
Cecily T D'Eyncourt, 1
||1 Feb 1951
||168 Ashley Gardens, Victoria, London
||11 May 1951
|d'EYNCOURT sir Eustace Henry Willam Tennyson K.C.B. baronet of Carters Corner Farm Hailsham Sussex and of 168 Ashley-gardens Victoria London S.W.1 died 1 February 1951 at 168 Ashley-gardens Probate London 11 May to sir Eustace Gervais William Tennyson d'Eyncourt baronet company director and Heathfield MacMahon solicitor. Effects £50634 8s.11d. |
||Callerton Hall, Northumberland |
||Simpson & Elder
||26 Jan 2017 |
||Janet Watson Finlay, b. 1865 or 1866, d. 18 Dec 1909, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Age 43 years) |
||20 Jul 1898
||7 Jun 2013 |