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Biographical entry Clarkson, William (1859 - 1934)

26 March 1859
Whitby, Yorkshire, England
21 January 1934
Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia
Naval officer


Sir William Clarkson was sent to visit Japan, the USA and the UK to study naval dockyards and ship construction in 1907. He remained in the UK 1908-1911 overseeing the building of destroyers for the Commonwealth Naval Forces, which became in 1911 the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Unit.

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  • Coulthard-clark, Chris, Without Peer: Sir William Clarkson, KBE, CMG (1859-1934): Engineer, Vice-Admiral Royal Australian Navy (Sydney: Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, 2002), 98 pp. Details

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