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Frank George Griffith Carr (1903–1991), Second Director of the National Maritime Museum (1947–1966)

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Frank Carr became the second Director of the National Maritime Museum in 1947, following the death of Sir Geoffrey Callender the previous year. Born in Cambridge and a yachtsman from his mid-teens, he read law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where his father taught the subject. Here, along with other students, he became a member of the Society for Nautical Research. In the 1920s he acquired a 25-ton cutter ‘Cariad’, passed the Board of Trade Yachtmaster’s (Deep Sea) Certificate and shipped on sailing barges to learn practical seamanship.

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oil on canvas


H 101.5 x W 71 cm

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