Henrietta Vansittart 1833 - 1883

occupation:
Engineer,
Inventor
Nationality:
British; English
born in:
Ewell, Surrey, England

1868 - obtained patent no. 2877 for the Lowe-Vansittart propeller. 1869 - the Admiralty trialled the propeller on HMS Druid. 1871 - the propeller is awarded a first-class diploma at the Kensington exhibition. 1876 - presented a paper at the Association of Foreman Engineers and Draughtsmen, the first woman to do so. 1882 - visited the North East Coast Exhibition of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at Tynemouth. She was, subsequently found wandering in a confused state of mind and was committed to Tyne City Lunatic Asylum, where she died.

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