Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Sydney Walker Barnaby

From Graces Guide

Sydney Walker Barnaby (1855-1925) of Thornycroft, Naval architect or engineer.

Born the son of Nathaniel Barnaby

1893 John I. Thornycroft and S. W. Barnaby noticed a problem that they diagnosed as cavitation, during trials of a 27-knot 'Daring' class torpedo-boat destroyer.

1911 Living at Courtfield, Hulse Road, Southampton: Sydney W. Barnaby (age 55 born Pimlico), Naval Architect and Technical Director in Shipbuilding Co. With his wife Lylla E. Barnaby (age 52 born Dorking) and their children Kenneth C. Barnaby (age 24 born Chiswick), Draughtsman in Shipbuilding Co., and Alison E. M. Barnaby (age 16 born Chiswick). Also cousin and three servants.[1]

1918 chairman of the Explosions Committee of the Institute of Naval Architects[2]


1925 Obituary [3]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. The Engineer 1918/03/22
  3. The Engineer 1925/08/28