Document: The Autobiography of W. G. Hammock (1825–1912), Marine Engineer

By Brendan O’Farrell, published August 2020


William George Hammock (1825–1912) wrote a memoir in 1905 he described as ‘a few rather random and out of the way jottings by an octogenarian engineer’. He worked first at the engineering works of Blyth’s of Limehouse before joining the Thames marine engineers J. & W. Dudgeon at the Sun Iron Works, Millwall in 1859 as manager of its engine works. Here he supervised the construction of the engines for many innovative ships including the Flora in 1862, which was the first ever twin-screw steamer….

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Filed under: Nineteenth Century | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

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