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THOMAS FORDYCE was chief boiler engineer to the [[Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation|Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, Ltd]].


He was a native of Glasgow, where he received his technical education at the Royal Technical College. He served a five years' apprenticeship, terminating in 1898, with [[Stewart and McKenzie|Messrs. Stewart and McKenzie, Ltd.]], of Pollokshaws, Glasgow, and then gained further experience in the workshops of [[Shanks, Anderson and Co|Messrs. Shanks, Anderson and Company]].
In 1899 he went to sea on [[Cayzer, Irvine and Co|Messrs. Cayzer, Irvine and Company's]] Clan Line steamers, later obtaining the Board of Trade extra first class engineer's certificate, and becoming second engineer in 1907.
Two years later he joined [[G. and J. Weir|Messrs. G. and J. Weir, Ltd.]], of Cathcart, Glasgow, as a draughtsman and in 1910 he commenced his twenty-five years' association with the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, on his appointment as engineer surveyor to that firm. He was promoted to be assistant engineer at the head office in 1912. In 1932 he was appointed chief boiler engineer, and held this position at the time of his death, which occurred on 25th October 1935, in his fifty-eighth year.
He was elected to Associate Membership of the Institution in 1929.
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Thomas Fordyce (c1878-1935)


1935 Obituary [1]

THOMAS FORDYCE was chief boiler engineer to the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, Ltd.

He was a native of Glasgow, where he received his technical education at the Royal Technical College. He served a five years' apprenticeship, terminating in 1898, with Messrs. Stewart and McKenzie, Ltd., of Pollokshaws, Glasgow, and then gained further experience in the workshops of Messrs. Shanks, Anderson and Company.

In 1899 he went to sea on Messrs. Cayzer, Irvine and Company's Clan Line steamers, later obtaining the Board of Trade extra first class engineer's certificate, and becoming second engineer in 1907.

Two years later he joined Messrs. G. and J. Weir, Ltd., of Cathcart, Glasgow, as a draughtsman and in 1910 he commenced his twenty-five years' association with the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, on his appointment as engineer surveyor to that firm. He was promoted to be assistant engineer at the head office in 1912. In 1932 he was appointed chief boiler engineer, and held this position at the time of his death, which occurred on 25th October 1935, in his fifty-eighth year.

He was elected to Associate Membership of the Institution in 1929.


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