James Wilson King
1818 – 1905
Who was James Wilson King?
Captain James Wilson King was Chief Engineer of the US Navy. During his career he held every position in the US Navy to which an engineer officer could be called. He is chiefly remembered today for his 1880 book The Warships and Navies of the World; "this was an important book to establish reliable contemporary information" and was republished by the US Naval Institute in 1982.
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- Jun 6, 1905
on July 23, 2013
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