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John Beavor-Webb (1849 - March 11, 1927) was an Irish-American naval architect. He was a designer of sailing yachts, including Partridge 1885, a UK National Historic Ship[1] and the America's Cup challengers Genesta (1884) and Galatea (1885). John Beavor-Webb began his career in England but later worked in the U.S.A. where he designed very large steamyachts like J.P. Morgan's Corsair II (1891) and Corsair III (1899).[2][3]

Beavor-Webb was worth "more than $20,000" by the time of his death.[4] His widow was disinherited but his three daughters each received a trust fund with an income for life.[4]


  1. ^ "Partridge". National Historic Ships UK.
  2. ^ "John Beavor-Webb, Naval Architect, Dies. Designer of Galatea and Genesta, Which He Sailed in Races for America's Cup". New York Times. March 12, 1927. Retrieved 2011-05-20. John Beavor-Webb, naval architect, who designed J. Pierpont Morgan's Corsair and other famous yachts, died yesterday of a stroke at his residence ...
  3. ^ "Corsair III in Venice, 1902 Publisher=Robb Report".
  4. ^ a b "John Beavor-Webb's Widow Disinherited". The Bridgeport Telegram. Bridgeport, Connecticut. April 5, 1927. p. 14. Retrieved October 23, 2018 – via