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Henry Robb (1876-1951)

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1951. Henry Robb (1876-1951).

c.1876 Born in Glasgow

Married Mary; son also named Henry Robb

1918 Henry Robb started his career as a yard manager for Ramage and Ferguson.

1918 He went into business for himself on 1st April 1918 as Henry Robb Ltd. His company’s main activity was repairing ships damaged in the war.

Following the war he leased dry-docks

1937 Visited USA with his wife, Mary [1]

1951 Died in Edinburgh[2]



1951 Obituary [3]

"...Mr. Robb was chairman of Henry Robb, Ltd., the well-known firm of shipbuilders which he founded at Leith, in 1918. He was born in Glasgow in 1876 and was apprenticed to a company now known as the Ailsa Shipbuilding Co, Ltd., attending the Ayr Academy to gain his technical knowledge in naval architecture..." See more



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Sources of Information

  1. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
  2. National Probate Calendar
  3. The Engineer 1951 Jul-Dec: Index