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Robert Alexander Hare McLintock

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Robert Alexander Hare McLintock (c1857-1937)


1937 Obituary [1]

ROBERT ALEXANDER HARE MCLINTOCK was in business for many years as a consulting engineer in Dunedin, New Zealand. He was born in Glasgow, where he served his apprenticeship, from 1872 to 1877, with Messrs. John Norman and Company, engineers and millwrights. After two years' additional experience with a Scottish shipbuilding firm, he went to sea and sailed in the ships of Messrs. Bell's Asia Minor Steam Ship Company, holding in succession the positions of third, second, and first engineer.

He went to India in 1888 as superintendent of the steam flotilla of the Bengal and North West Railway Company; later he occupied a responsible position as shore superintendent. He took charge of the construction of steamships, pontoons, and landing stages, some of which were designed for the conveyance of railway rolling stock across the Ganges, to and from the railway systems on either bank. In 1893 he became second engineer in Messrs. McLay and McIntyre's steamships, and was soon afterwards promoted to be first engineer; he obtained his Board of Trade Extra First-Class Certificate in 1897. He then took charge of the building of both hull and machinery of T.S.S. Rimu, and subsequently brought the completed ship to New Zealand. Mr. McLintock became draughtsman and inspector of machinery to Mr. F. W. Payne, consulting engineer, of Dunedin, and was chiefly concerned with the design and erection of mining and dredging plant, including gold-dredging machinery.

After holding successive appointments as manager to two Dunedin engineering firms, Mr. McLintock commenced on his own account as a consultant, and was shortly afterwards registered by the New Zealand Government as a patent attorney. He specialized in the examination of ships' machinery and hulls for the American Bureau of Shipping and for certain British insurance companies.

In 1914 he was elected a Member of the Institution and in recent years he rendered valuable services as examiner for the Institution examinations held in New Zealand. His death occurred in Dunedin on 15th August 1937, in his eightieth year.


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