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Alfred Evans Allen

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Alfred Evans Allen (1846-1893)

of 37 Wellington Street, Hull.

1893 Obituary [1]

ALFRED EVANS ALLEN was born in London on 8th June 1846, and at an early age went to Hull.

There in 1861 he was apprenticed to Messrs. Earle, shipbuilders and engineers.

On the completion of his apprenticeship he remained in their employ, until in 1868 he entered the mercantile marine, and early in his career occupied important positions as an engineer on steamers in India and in the Persian Gulf. At a later period he was chief engineer of a Japanese gunboat, which he took out to Japan, remaining there a year in command.

In 1880 he established himself in Hull as a consulting engineer and ship surveyor, and became superintendent engineer to Messrs. Cammell, Woolf, and Haigh, and to Messrs. Good, Flodman, and Co.

In 1883 he joined Messrs. Hooper, Murrell, and Williams, as superintendent engineer, and remained with them until 1889.

On the resignation of Mr. M. Allen he was appointed superintendent engineer to Messrs. Henry Briggs, Sons, and Co.

Having gone to Southampton on business on 29th October 1893, he suddenly expired on board the steamship "Delos" at the age of forty-seven, from heart disease, from which he had for some time been suffering.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1884; and was also a member of the Institute of Naval Architects.

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