Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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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.

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.

Joseph Cockburn

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Joseph Cockburn (c1899-1943)


1944 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH COCKBURN received his technical education at Rutherford College, Newcastle upon Tyne, and served his apprenticeship from 1914 to 1919 with the Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company, of Wallsend. He then went to sea and sailed for seven years as marine engineer in ships of the Eastern Extension and Australasia Telegraph Company, during which period he rose to be chief engineer and obtained an extra first-class Board of Trade Certificate.

On the completion of a brief appointment as assistant engineer to the Singapore Harbour Board he entered the service of the Federated Malay States Mines Department in 1927 and was appointed inspector of machinery, with the additional duty of examining engineers for certificates of competency. His final position, which he held from 1930, was that of surveyor of ships and inspector of machinery with direct responsibility to the Surveyor-General, Singapore.

Mr. Cockburn, whose death occurred on 26th March 1943 at the age of 44, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1932.


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