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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Herbert Malcolm Rogers

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Herbert Malcolm Rogers (1858-1943)


1944 Obituary [1]

HERBERT MALCOLM ROGERS was well known for many years at Lloyds as a prominent consulting marine engineer and ship surveyor. He had been elected a Member of the Institution since 1903 and was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Institution of Naval Architects. In addition he was a founder member, fellow, and past-president of the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors.

He was born in 1858 and served his apprenticeship first with Messrs. John Stewart and Sons, Blackwall, and was then employed for a period in the shops of Messrs. George Clark, Ltd. Later he entered the shops of the North Eastern Marine Engineering Company, Sunderland. Subsequently he was appointed engineer draughtsman to the superintendent engineer of the Monarch Line. He then went to sea and served in ships of the Shire Line, rising from junior to chief engineer.

In 1888 he was appointed a surveyor to Lloyd's Register of Shipping. Four years later he accepted an appointment as superintendent engineer for Messrs. Harris and Dixon, Ltd. In 1902 he began to practice on his own account, his services as superintendent of their fleet being still retained by Messrs. Harris and Dixon. Subsequently he acted in the same capacity for various firms of shipowners, both British and foreign, and for about two years was the consulting marine engineer and ship surveyor to the Corporation of Trinity House.

Mr. Rogers had been living for some years in retirement prior to his death, which occurred at Bromley, Kent, on 3rd May 1943.


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