Sir Francis Pettit Smith
(1808-1874)

Died aged c. 66

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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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Sir Francis Pettit Smith 1808-1874 pioneer of the screw propeller lived here 1864-1870

17 Sydenham Hill SE26, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Sir Francis Pettit Smith 1808-74 inventor of the steam screw propeller was born here

, Hythe, United Kingdom where they was born (1808)