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John Edward Eager

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John Edward Eager (1837-1908) of Wm. Crichton and Co (Finland), Engineering and Shipbuilding Works, Abo, Finland.

1879 John Eager became the company head designer. He specialised in fast boats and designed a number of new vessel types, such as torpedo boats, gunboats and tankers.[1]

Eager's former villa is now the Park Hotel Turku.[2]

Biographical information[3]:-

Born 17 January 1837 in Plymouth, Devon, son of John Eager and Elizabeth Eager Married Jane Ann Eager. Children: John David Eager; Jane Annie Eager; Elizabeth Anderson Alléen; Richard Albert Eager; Alice Mary Eager and one other.

Died 27 June 27 1908 in Åbo, Turku, Finland

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipedia entry for Wm. Crichton & Co.
  2. [2] Park Hotel Turku website
  3. [3] website