The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Biles, John Harvard
Biles, John Harvard, LL.D., D.Sc; Vice-President, Institution of Naval Architects; M. Inst.C.E., M.Inst. Mech.E., M.Soc.Nav.Arch. U.S.A.: Hon. Memb. Japanese Society of Naval Architects: Order of Osmanieh, 3rd class. In Constructive Department, Admiralty, afterwards Naval Architect to Clyde Shipbuilding Yard; Professor of Naval Architecture, Glasgow University, since 1891; has served on various Admiralty and Board of Trade Committees; is Consulting Naval Architect to H.M. India Office and to the Commonwealth Government of Australia; Master of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights; has visited India, Australia. United States of America, Canada, Japan, and China, and nearly all European countries; b. Portsmouth, 6 Jan. 1854; m. Emma Jane, of late Richard Hoskyn Lloyd of Pembroke, 1876; one s. two d. Educ.: Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Royal Naval College . Publications: The Marine Steam Turbine; Design and Construction of Ships; many papers on Professional Subjects in Transactions of learned Societies. Address: Broadway Chambers, Westminster, S.W.; 175 West George Street and 10 University Gardens, Glasgow. Clubs: National; University, New Glasgow; Royal Northern Yacht.