Leonard Peskett

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Leonard Peskett, OBE (1861 – 1924)[1] was the Cunard Line's Senior naval architect and Designer[2][3] and the designer of the companies ocean liners RMS Mauretania, RMS Lusitania,[4] RMS Aquitania,[5] and the RMS Carmania.

Peskett came to Cunard in 1884 from H.M. Dockyard, where he had been an apprentice shipwright. He remained at Cunard until his death in 1924.[1]

He is the author of the paper "The design of steamships from the owner's point of view," published in Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects, London, 1914 [1][6]


  1. ^ a b c Christie's Auction House
  2. ^ CUNARD LINE ARCHIVES, UK National Archives
  3. ^ The age of Cunard: a transatlantic history 1839-2003, Daniel Allen Butler. p. 156
  4. ^ The United States in the First World War: an encyclopedia, Anne Cipriano Venzon and Paul L. Miles, p. 357
  6. ^ Cited by Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Vol. 29, p. 269