Russell, John Scott 1808 - 1882
1808-1882, engineer; naval architect, Scottish; British
1825 - awarded MA from Glasgow University.
1832 - worked as a professor of natural philosophy in Edinburgh.
1834 - designed and built six large steam carriages which ran for a short time between Glasgow and Paisley.
1838 - became a manager at Caird's engine works in Greenock.
1841 - invited to write the section on shipbuilding for the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
1844 - moved to London as editor of the Railway Chronicle.
1847 - along with his partners, took over the old Fairbairn shipyard at Millwall.
1849 - elected FRS.
1850 - designed the yacht, Titania, for Robert Stevenson which went on to be defeated by the America to inaugurate the America's Cup.
1851 - asked to tender for two big steamerrs for the Australian Royal Mail Co.
1856 - the Millwall shipyard failed.
1859 - held a small dinner party which led to the formation of the Institution of Naval Architects.
1863 - opposed William Froude's theory of rolling.
1868 - designed a train ferry for Lake Constance.
1873 - designed the great rotunda for the Vienna exhibition.