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Archibald Denny (1860-1936)

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Sir Archibald Denny, Bart. (1860-1936) of William Denny and Brothers

1860 February 7th. Born at Dumbarton the fourth son of Peter Denny and his wife Helen daughter of James Leslie, of Dumbarton

Educated at Dumbarton Academy

1874 Went to the école cantonale at Lausanne, Switzerland, where he spent two years studying science, mathematics, and languages.

c1876 Served apprenticeship at the family shipbuilding company William Denny and Brothers

Studied at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Worked for a short time at the Liverpool office of Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

1883 Denny became a partner in William Denny and Brothers

1883 Involved in the development of the ship model experiment tank at the Leven shipyard, the world's first hydromechanics laboratory set up by a commercial shipyard

1885 Married Margaret the daughter of John Tulloch. They had five sons and one daughter.

1886 Birth of son Maurice Edward Denny

1913 Made a Baronet

In 1921 he moved to London and represented the shipyard interests in the City

1936 May 29th. Died in London

1936 Obituary [1]

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Sources of Information

  • Biography, ODNB [1]