John Ericsson

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John Ericsson was born in Langbanshyttan, Varmland, Sweden back in 1803. He joined the Swedish Royal Navy having the title of “cadets of mechanics”, working on the Gota Canal. When he was 17 he joined the Swedish Army in Jamtland as a second lieutenant. He resigned in 1826 moving to England.

The only formal education was at basic officer’s education and training during his time in the Swedish Army. In 1839, he moved to New York City, New York. Working on an invention he was hired by the United States Navy. In 1854, he presented his invention to Napoleon III of France, Napoleon was impressed but did not purchase it from him.

It wasn’t until 1861 that his invention was put to use and as they say the rest is history. What you may not know about John is that he invented and designed the first US Navy’s screw-propelled steam-frigate the USS Princeton and the first rotating turret on a ship the USS Monitor.

He also designed other naval vessels and weapons, including a torpedo, a destroyer and a torpedo boat.

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray just having developed the Torpedo is a worthy feat... for sure!!

Nov 17, 2019 02:33 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Sounds like Napoleon's shortsighted loss was our gain! Enjoy your day!

Nov 17, 2019 04:27 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - I think this may be a good story of the importance of "second chances". 

Nov 17, 2019 04:55 AM #3
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

All I could think of was the PT-109!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 17, 2019 05:01 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, James... now that birthplace is a mouthful! As for those inventions... John Ericsson went above and beyond with his legacy.

Nov 17, 2019 05:22 AM #5
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Brian England
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I sure wouldn't want to see a torpedo coming towards me, haha.  I hope you have a fun Sunday!

Nov 17, 2019 05:34 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again James. Quite an impressive guy. Have a wonderful day.

Nov 17, 2019 06:01 AM #7
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Donald Urschalitz
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No one could have said that he had a screw lose. His contributions were sure noteworthy.

Nov 17, 2019 06:14 AM #8
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Will Hamm
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Happy Sunday James, another interesting lesson for us to learn about this guy here in the rain.

Nov 17, 2019 08:05 AM #9
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John Juarez
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With no loyalty to anyone or any country, it appears that he would sell his machines of war to any buyer.

Nov 17, 2019 08:56 AM #10
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James,

This gentleman sure contributed the naval industry.  It still amazed me how many things we take for granted.  A

Nov 17, 2019 09:26 AM #11
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Hi James- I wonder if Liz and Bill Spear know the answer to this one!!

Nov 17, 2019 12:31 PM #12
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Hi James:

Well I learned quite a few things about John Ericsson. He certainly had an impressive list of accomplishments in the naval world.

Jeff

Nov 17, 2019 04:17 PM #13
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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How that's pretty cool. I might even remember it James Dray 

Nov 18, 2019 06:55 AM #14
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Napoleon should have paid more attention!

Nov 19, 2019 04:14 AM #15
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James Dray , you know how I admire your choice of people and especially I marvel at the feats of designers/inventors.  Where in the heck did they become so knowledgeable.  I do not believe I have an ounce of inventions in me and others have numerous patents and inventions.  But good for them and how fortunate we are for these inventors.

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James,

Thank God Napolean was not interested in this weapon! Whew!

Nov 20, 2019 06:47 PM #17
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