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Charles John Copeland

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Charles John Copeland ( -1908) of Westray, Copeland and Co, Barrow-in-Furness.

1908 Obituary [1]

CHARLES JOHN COPELAND died at Liverpool on January 8, 1908. He served his apprenticeship under the late Mr. Bouch, at the Sheldon Works of the North-Eastern Railway, after which he was for some time with the firms of Geo. Stevenson & Co. and Bairds of Stockton. He then went to sea for some years as a marine engineer, after which he became manager of Messrs. Westray & Co. of Ulverston, ultimately becoming a partner, when the firm opened a works at Barrow under the title of Westray, Copeland & Co., shipbuilders and engineers, and for the past eighteen years, up to the time of his death, he was practising in Liverpool as a consulting engineer and naval architect.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1873.

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