Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,151 pages of information and 233,681 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Philip Haldin

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

Sir Philip Haldin (c1880-1953) formerly Philip Edward Haldinstein

1953 Obituary [1]

WE record with regret the death of Sir Philip Haldin, which occurred at Lympne Place, Kent, on Saturday last, November 7th.

Sir Philip, who was seventy-three, had spent the greater part of his career in the British shipping industry and was a past-president of the Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom.

Sir Philip was educated at Harrow School, and as a young man was one of the founders of the Court Line.

He was also closely associated just prior to the war with the firm of Lamport and Holt, and up to the time of his death was chairman of the ship-owning firm of Haldin and Co., Ltd.

Sir Philip occupied many offices concerned with the shipping industry in general. He was a member of the executive councils of the Chamber of Shipping, the Shipping Federation of Great Britain, and of the London General Shipowners Society. His presidency. of the first-named body came during the difficult year of 1940-41, when his experience and leadership proved very valuable in the maintenance and operation of this country's merchant fleet.

During the war years, Sir Philip was called upon to serve on many committees, including the Ministry of War Transport's shipping advisory council, the advisory committee on merchant shipbuilding, the tramp shipping subsidy and administrative committees, and of the Admiralty's shipping defence advisory committee.

Sir Philip was created Knight Bachelor in 1939.

See Also


Sources of Information