Naval Architect Edward Reed Hand Written Letter Dated 1870 Todd Mueller COA
This item is certified authentic by Todd Mueller and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. Sir Edward James Reed. (20 September 1830 30 November 1906) was a British. Author, politician, and railroad magnate. From 1863 until 1870. Politician who sat in the. From 1874 to 1906. Edward Reed was born in. Kent and was the son of John and Elizabeth Reed. He was a naval apprentice at Sheerness and subsequently entered the. School of Mathematics and Naval Construction. In 1851 he married Rosetta, the sister of. Barnaby was at that time a fellow student; he would subsequently succeed Reed as Chief Constructor. In 1852 he entered employment at Sheerness Dockyard, but resigned after a disagreement with the management. He then worked in journalism, including editing the. In 1860, Reed was appointed secretary of the newly formed. Institute of Naval Architects. In 1863, at the early age of 33, succeeded. His term of office saw the final transition from wooden to ironclad warships. Notable warships constructed under his direction included. Using an innovative “bracket frame” system of construction in 1865. His tenure was marred by intense controversy with the naval officer, MP and inventor Captain. This culminated in the funding by Parliament of a new battleship. To be built to Coles’ requirement without reference to Reed’s department and contrary to his advice. Embittered, Reed resigned in July 1870. His departure was described as a national disaster by the Controller, Vice-Admiral. The following September, the Captain foundered in a gale with the loss of nearly 500 lives, including Captain Coles. He was a trenchant, though ultimately reactionary, critic of the policy of his successors as Chief Constructor. After leaving the Admiralty, he continued to design warships for the navies of other nations. These included Brazil, Germany, Chile and Japan. Companion of the Bath. (CB) in 1868, during his term as Chief Constructor, and subsequently. Knight Commander of the Bath. Fellow of the Royal Society. He was also a. Knight Commander of the Imperial Russian Order of St Stanislus. A Knight of the. Order of the Medjidie. The company, led by Reed, planned the construction of a railroad tunnel through the [English Channel], which would allow travelers to reach their destination faster than would be possible with a boat crossing. The project failed due to political considerations. The item “Naval Architect Edward Reed Hand Written Letter Dated 1870 Todd Mueller COA” is in sale since Monday, April 8, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Dominican republic, El salvador.