Author Results for John R. Hume

David Elder: The father of marine engineering

By John R. Hume

Robert Napier is often regarded as a great engineer and the ‘father of Clyde shipbuilding’. However, most commentators do not fairly represent the contribution of his chief engineer David Elder to the establishment of the reputation and success of Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-nineteenth century. Elder served as Napier’s works manager for […] Read More

Filed under: Nineteenth Century
Subjects include: Biography | Shipbuilding & Design