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John Austin (c1885-1955), chief superintendent engineer of the Cunard Steam Ship Co
1955 Obituary 
It is with regret that we record the death of Mr. John Austin which occurred on Friday of last week.
Mr. Austin, who was 70 years of age, retired in 1949 from the position of chief superintendent engineer of the Cunard Steam Ship Co., Ltd., after 37 years' continuous service.
He became chief superintendent engineer of the Cunard Company in 1919, and of Cunard White Star, Ltd ., in 1934, and during his tenure of office was responsible for the machinery installations of many of the company's ships, including the "Queen Mary" and "Queen Elizabeth."