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Patrick Lambert Weatherhead

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Patrick Lambert Weatherhead (1848-1888)

1888 Obituary [1]

PATRICK LAMBERT WEATHERHEAD was the second son of Mr. R. B. Weatherhead, solicitor and coroner for Berwick-on-Tweed, and was born there on 15th April 1848.

He was educated at the local grammar school, and afterwards at University College, London, where he studied under Professor De Morgan.

Thence he went as an apprentice to Messrs. John Penn and Sons, marine engineers, Greenwich, where he remained till early in 1874, at the same tine studying mathematics under Mr. Hogg of the Royal Naval School New Cross.

In May 1874 ho went to Germany, as assistant engineer to the Markisch Schlesische Maschinenbau and Mitten Action Gesellschaft, Berlin, where he remained for nearly ten years. While there he designed and constructed, in conjunction with Herr C. Jungermann, a number of engines for the most important vessels of the German navy, including those for the despatch vessel "Blitz."

On Herr Jungermann being appointed a director of the company, Mr. Weatherhead became chief engineer, and continued in that position until early in 1884, when in consequence of failing health he went to Mentone.

Returning to Berlin he acted as a consulting engineer there for about twelve months, and then became engineer in the Stettiner Maschinenbau Actien Gesellschaft Vulcan at Stettin until January 1887, when owing to failing health he again went to Mentone and Montreux.

In April he received an appointment as engineer in the works of Messrs. Portilla White and Co., Seville, Spain, taking charge of the designing and constructing department.

In August he returned to Berwick-on-Tweed for a holiday; but his health utterly failed, and he died there on 12th January 1888, at the age of thirty-nine.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1878.

1888 Obituary [2]

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