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Partnership of Cyril Reginald Sutton Kirkpatrick, J. D. C. Couper and Jack Duvivier

WWII: responsible to the Ministry of Supply for the construction of thirty-three concrete "Phoenix" caissons for the Mulberry Harbour. Most of them were constructed in East India Import Dock and the South Dock of Surrey Commercial Docks, which were dewatered during the period of construction and flooded when the caissons were substantially complete and could be finished afloat, but a number were partially constructed in basins excavated in the banks of the Thames at Barking and Belvedere which were then flooded and the caissons towed upstream for completion in the docks.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Obituary of Sir Cyril Kirkpatrick