Philip Watts

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Colonel SIR Philip Watts, K.C.B., L.L.D., D.Sc., F.R.S. (30 May, 1846 – 15 March, 1926) was a naval architect, Royal Garrison Artillery officer and Director of Naval Construction in the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

On the occasion of the King's birthday, Watts was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 30 June, 1905.[1]


  • "Sir Philip Watts" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 16 March, 1926. Issue 44221, col D, p. 11.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir William H. White
Director of Naval Construction
1902[Citation needed]
Succeeded by
Sir Eustace H. W. T. d'Eyncourt


  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27811. p. 4548. 30 June, 1905.