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Charles Albert Knight

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Charles Albert Knight (1853-1928) of Babcock and Wilcox


1928 Obituary [1]

CHARLES ALBERT KNIGHT was the original English representative of Messrs. Babcock and Wilcox and upon the formation of the British Company in 1891 he became managing director.

Mr. Knight became associated with the Company at the time of its organization, and in 1887 was appointed a director. He held this position for over forty-one years, until his death on 6th June 1928.

He received a classical and technical education in New York, where he was born in 1853, and he served a four years' apprenticeship at a New York iron works.

His subsequent engineering experience comprised one year in the locomotive shops at Jersey City of the Erie Railroad and two years as a seagoing engineer, during which he gained his certificate as first engineer in ships of under 1,000 tons.

He then joined Messrs. Babcock and Wilcox, and in 1886 he became a Member of the Institution.



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