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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Arthur Eyre Smith Seccombe

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Arthur Eyre Smith Seccombe (c1888-1943)


1944 Obituary [1]

Captain (E.) ARTHUR EYRE SMITH SECCOMBE R.N. (ret.). whose death in his fifty-fifth year occurred at Tewkesbury on 28th November 1943, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1930. He was educated at St. Paul's School and Epworth College, Rhyl, and after attending engineering courses at Keyham and Greenwich from 1905 to 1910, served afloat in various ships (including the battleships HMS Africa and HMS Dreadnought) until 1915 when he was appointed to the Submarine Depot at Gosport.

In 1918 he was posted to HMS Ark Royal, and was placed in charge of the machinery. Three years later he joined the staff of the Engineer-in-Chief at the Admiralty, his appointment as senior engineer of an aircraft carrier taking effect in 1924, with promotion to engineer-commander. After serving as engineer officer in HMS Lucia he was appointed to Malta dockyard in 1928 as assistant to the chief engineer, and three years later was transferred to Devonport where he held a similar appointment. During 1934-6 he served in HMS Rodney. Captain Seccombe's last appointment was that of admiralty engineer overseer at the works of Messrs. Cammell Laird and Company, Ltd., Birkenhead, a position which he relinquished on his retirement in 1939.


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