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List of Famous Naval Architects

List of famous naval architects, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top naval architects in the world? This includes the most prominent naval architects, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable naval architects is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic naval architects were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned naval architects.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Jacques-Noël Sané and Leslie Geary.

From reputable, prominent, and well known naval architects to the lesser known naval architects of today, these are some of the best professionals in the naval architect field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous naval architects ever?" and "What are the names of famous naval architects?" then you're in the right place. (10 items)

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    David K. Brown was a noted British naval architect. Born in Leeds, he joined the Admiralty and became a member of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. He rose through the ranks to become the Deputy Chief Naval Architect, before retiring in 1988. After retirement, he turned his attention to writing, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 80 (1928-2008)
    • Birthplace: Leeds, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Naval Architect
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    Arthur Charles Kerr-Trimmer was an aviator, naval architect, and civil engineer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Pilot, Naval Architect, Civil engineer
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    Jacques-Noël Sané was a French naval engineer, one of the most successful shipbuilders of the Age of Sail. Sané studied under Duhamel du Monceau. His designs were so successful that he was nicknamed "The Naval Vauban". Sané´s masterpiece was a design for a large 118-gun three-decker ship at first named ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 91 (1740-1831)
    • Birthplace: Brest, France
    • Profession: Naval Architect, Architect, Engineer
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    Irina Konstantinova-Bontemps

    Irina Konstantinova-Bontemps is an athlete. She represented Bulgaria in the 2012 Summer Olympics. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Profession: Naval Architect, Athlete
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    Naval Architect. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Surveyor, Naval Architect
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    Leslie Geary

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    L.E."Ted" Geary was a naval architect who grew up in Seattle, Washington. He designed and raced numerous competitive sailing vessels, and also designed commuter yachts, fishing boats, tug boats, and wooden hulled freighters. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 75 (1885-1960)
    • Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Naval Architect
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    Uffa Fox

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    Uffa Fox, CBE was an English boat designer and sailing enthusiast. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 74 (1898-1972)
    • Birthplace: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Naval Architect
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    Thomas Slade

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    Sir Thomas Slade was an English naval architect, most famous for designing HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 67 (1704-1771)
    • Profession: Naval Architect
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    Germán Frers

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    Germán Frers is a naval architect renowned for designing successful racing yachts. He designed his first yacht in 1958. There is a design team consisting of Germán Frers and his son, also named Germán Frers, supported by a team of engineers, architects and designers, some of whom have been with the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Argentina
    • Profession: Naval Architect
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    Gunnar L. Stenbäck

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    • Profession: Naval Architect
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