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Sir William Wordsworth Fisher (1875-1937), naval officer
 
Sir William Wordsworth Fisher (1875-1937), naval officer
  
1917 May: Fisher was appointed director of the recently formed anti-submarine division at the Admiralty. Through a combination of understanding the scientific issues and his experience from serving at sea, he was able to develop a number of measures which succeeded in greatly reducing the submarine threat. Scientists working on the schemes said it was Fisher's "unbounded optimism and faith" which kept them going in their endeavours. Leopold Amery said of Fisher that "few men did more to win the war".
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1917 May: Fisher was appointed director of the recently formed anti-submarine division at the [[Admiralty]]. Through a combination of understanding the scientific issues and his experience from serving at sea, he was able to develop a number of measures which succeeded in greatly reducing the submarine threat. Scientists working on the schemes said it was Fisher's "unbounded optimism and faith" which kept them going in their endeavours. Leopold Amery said of Fisher that "few men did more to win the war".
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Latest revision as of 14:42, 27 December 2018

Sir William Wordsworth Fisher (1875-1937), naval officer

1917 May: Fisher was appointed director of the recently formed anti-submarine division at the Admiralty. Through a combination of understanding the scientific issues and his experience from serving at sea, he was able to develop a number of measures which succeeded in greatly reducing the submarine threat. Scientists working on the schemes said it was Fisher's "unbounded optimism and faith" which kept them going in their endeavours. Leopold Amery said of Fisher that "few men did more to win the war".

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