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Thomas Albert Ashton Crompton ( -1952), managing director of Blundell and Crompton
1953 Obituary 
THOMAS ALBERT ASHTON CROMPTON was the managing director of Blundell and Crompton, Ltd., London, engineers and ship repairers, and had been associated with the firm for over forty years.
He received his technical education at the East London College and served apprenticeships between 1895 and 1900 with T. Albert Crompton and Company, Ltd., consulting marine engineers, and at the Lea shipyard of A. W. Robertson and Company, Ltd., London.
He was then at sea until 1909 and rose from junior to chief engineer, having obtained his first-class Board of Trade Certificate.
He then came ashore and began his long association with the company now known as Blundell and Crompton, Ltd. He was appointed a director in 1910 and occupied the position of works manager. In 1925 he became joint manager, and general manager in 1938, being appointed managing director in 1950.
Mr. Crompton, whose death occurred on 2nd April 1952, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1945.
He was also a Member of the Institution of Naval Architects and had served as Chairman of Council for the Institute of Marine Engineers.