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Frederick Alfred Greaves

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Frederick Alfred Greaves (c1895-1958)

1958 Obituary [1]

THE death occurred in Venezuela on March 21, of Mr. Frederick Alfred Greaves partner in the firm of Rendel Palmer and Tritton, consulting engineers. He was sixty-three.

Mr. Greaves graduated at London University in 1914. After working for a year on the Tilbury main dock extension he served in France in the Royal Engineers during the first world war.

He joined Rendel, Palmer and Tritton in 1921 and was taken into partnership in 1946. During the whole of his career Mr. Greaves was chiefly associated with the design and construction of dock and harbour works. His early experiences included the design of work for Ridham, Workington and West India Docks, Takoradi and Haifa Harbour.

From 1929 to 1938 he was seconded to the Palestine Government on the construction of Haifa harbour and oil dock where he became chief assistant engineer.

Among other works he was subsequently mainly responsible for remedial works for Burrinjuck dam, New South Wales, and the design of the Mashur oil port development in the Persian Gulf.

During the last war he carried out various works for War Department storage depots. After becoming a partner in his firm he was responsible for the planning of the Lackenby docks development for the Tees Conservancy Commission and the construction of oil jetties in the river, a large Air Ministry storage depot and various projects for ports at home and abroad.

For the last four years he developed plans for the reconstruction of Cammell Laird's ship-building and repair yards at Birkenhead, including a tanker cleaning berth, a large dry dock, a building dock and reconstruction of large slipways. Mr. Greaves was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Association of Consulting Engineers.

1958 Obituary [2]

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