Nagakata Yamamoto

Biography of Nagakata Yamamoto

Nagakata Yamamoto, matriculation slip 1889-90
Nagakata Yamamoto, matriculation slip 1889-90

Nagakata Yamamoto graduated BSc in Naval Architecture from the University of Glasgow in 1895 and DSc in 1910.

Yamamoto was born on 24 January 1870 in Tokyo, Japan. His father, Nagamitsu, was a retired officer of the Japanese Army.

Nagakata studied Science and Engineering, attending classes in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Naval Architecture, graduating in 1895. He continued his studies, graduating DSc in absentia in 1910 with his doctoral thesis entitled New turbine driven triple screw Pacific liner ‘Tenyo Maru’.

Upon his graduation in 1895, Yamamoto returned to Japan where he worked as chief technician at the Nagasaki Shipyard of the Mitsubishi Company, and played an important part in preparing Anglo-Japanese exhibitions in the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy. In 1917, he was appointed to lecturer at Tokyo University's faculty of Engineering, specialising in Naval Architecture. In 1921 he became a Professor, and lectured at the Osaka Industrial College from 1929.


Nagakata Yamamoto
Born 24 January 1870.
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate, Researcher
GU Degrees: BSc, 1895; Science and Engineering, DSc, 1910; Science and Engineering,
Occupation categories: engineers, naval
Record last updated: 8th Apr 2015

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