Obituary: Ann Giffard

By Ann Savours, published November 2009


Ann Giffard, who died in August 2008, was the second wife of Dr Basil Greenhill, former director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (1967–83). Between 1967 and 1984, Ann co-authored a number of Basil’s books, including Women under Sail; Travelling by Sea in the Nineteenth Century; West Countrymen in Prince Edward’s Isle; The British Assault on Finland, 1854–1855: A Forgotten Naval War and Steam; Politics and Patronage: the Transformation of the Royal Navy, 1815–1854. In retirement she was particularly interested in the preservation of the old river port of Cotehele Quay, Cornwall.

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