Home Riggs Popham

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Home Riggs Popham (Sir)
Birth and death
1762 - 1820
Profession details
Naval Officer
Related place
Alistair Grant

Sir Home Riggs Popham (1762-1820) naval officer who invented system of Telegraphic Signals, or, Marine Vocabulary, providing ships with a flag system containing letters, words, and common phrases, enabling captains to communicate effectively, called Popham's code or Semaphore. Lived at Vigo House in Weybridge.

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