Sir Eustace Henry William Tennyson d'Eyncourt, 1st Baronet, KCB LLD DSc FRS

Sir Eustace Henry William Tennyson d'Eyncourt, 1st Baronet, KCB LLD DSc FRS

Male 1868 - 1951  (82 years)

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  • Name Eustace Henry William Tennyson d'Eyncourt 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix 1st Baronet, KCB LLD DSc FRS 
    Born 1 Apr 1868  Hadley, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Career 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).

    (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Eustace_Tennyson_d%27Eyncourt,_1st_Baronet) 
    Census 1901  The Cottage House, Peel St, District of Cardross, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eustace T D'Eyncourt, 33, Naval Architect
    Janet T D'Eyncourt, 35
    Cecily T D'Eyncourt, 1 
    Died 1 Feb 1951  168 Ashley Gardens, Victoria, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 11 May 1951  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 
    Person ID I13020  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2017 

    Father Louis Charles Tennyson d'Eyncourt,   b. 23 Jul 1815, Caenby Hall, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1896  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Sophia Yates,   d. 3 Jun 1900, 'Glengarry', St.Michael's Road, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Jul-Sep 1852  Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F588  Group Sheet

    Family Janet Watson Finlay,   b. 1865 or 1866,   d. 18 Dec 1909, Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1898 
    Children 
     1. Cicely Lovett Tennyson d'Eyncourt,   b. 9 Aug 1899, 2.15am, The Cottage, Cardross Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Sir Eustace Gervaise Tennyson d'Eyncourt, 2nd Baronet,   b. 19 Jan 1902,   d. 21 Nov 1971  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet

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