Henry Melville Napier
Henry Melvill Napier (2 May 1854 – 18 December 1940) was a Scottish rugby union international who represented Scotland in the 1876–77 Home Nations rugby union matches, 1877–78 Home Nations rugby union matches, 1878–79 Home Nations rugby union matches and 1879–80 Home Nations rugby union matches. Napier was also a noted engineer and shipbuilder.
|Birth name||Henry Melvill Napier|
|Date of birth||2 May 1854|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Date of death||18 December 1940|
|Place of death||Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland|
|Notable relative(s)||Ian Napier, son|
|Rugby union career|
Rugby Union careerEdit
Although he gained Glasgow district cap while with the university, he gained his Scotland caps while with West of Scotland.
Napier was an engineer and shipbuilder.
As a founder of Napier and Miller, a shipbuilding firm based first at Yoker, Glasgow - though then part of West Dunbartonshire - in 1898; then moving to Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire in 1906.
The company built over 120 ships including warships for the British Navy and passenger ships for the USA and Canada. It also assembled RAF BE2 biplanes. The company went bust in 1931 during the Great Depression.
- "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search".