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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.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1969

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 101.5 x W 71 cm

Accession number

BHC2600

Work type

Painting


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