Francis Pettit Smith blue plaque in London

Sir Francis Pettit Smith (1808-1874), pioneer of the screw-propeller, where he lived from 1864-1870

Sir Francis Pettit Smith (1808 – 12 February 1874) was an English inventor and, along with John Ericsson, one of the inventors of the screw propeller. He was also the driving force behind the construction of the world's first screw-propelled steamship, SS Archimedes.

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