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Henry Forbes

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Henry Forbes (1864-1919) of the Union Steamship Co, Royal Mail Steam Packet Co and the Pacific Steam Navigation Co


1921 Obituary [1]

HENRY FORBES was born on the 24th July, 1864, in Forfarshire, Scotland, and served an engineering apprenticeship with Messrs. Alex. Shanks & Sons, Arbroath.

At the age of 21 years, he joined The Union Steamship Company, Southampton, rising to Chief Engineer, resigning from this concern in 1900 and taking the appointment of superintendent engineer for Messrs. Galindez Bros., London, managers of a Spanish Shipping Company.

In 1903, he joined the service of The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, as assistant Superintendent Engineer, and ten years later he was appointed Superintendent Engineer of The Pacific Steam Navigation Company, which post he held until his death on the 11th December, 1917.

He was elected a Member of the Liverpool Engineering Society on 1st April, 1914.



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