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William Thomas Tucker

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William Thomas Tucker (1875- )

1922 M.I.N.A., M.I. Mar.E., M.I.E.S., M.R.Ae.S., Supt. Engr., Union S.S. Co., of New Zealand, Ltd.; b. 1875; s. of Joseph Tucker. Training: Durham Coll. of Sc. and Hartley Coll., Southampton. Career: Trained in Works and Offices, of Vickers, Ltd., at Barrow; afterwards assisted Doxfords, of Sunderland; Fay and Co., Southampton; did some cons. business; nearly 5 years in the British India Co.; obtained B.O.T. Extra 1st Class Cert.; with Babcock and Wilcox, 8 years, of which spent 3 years in Russia in charge of operations on large electric power installations. Joined the Union S.S. Co., of N.Z., 1911, and assisted in producing several special passenger vessels propelled by turbines, oil-fired boilers, water tube boilers, and Diesel engines. Address: Croftbank, Glencairn Drive, Maxwell Park, Glasgow.

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