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Amandus Edmund Keydell

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Amandus Edmund Keydell (1841-1892)

of Lloyd's Register of Skipping, Cardiff.

1892 Obituary [1]

AMANDUS EDMUND KEYDELL was born at St. Andreasburg, Hanover, Germany, on 16th July 1841.

After being educated at Clausthal Grammar School, he commenced in 1860 his apprenticeship at the Ducal Engineering Works, Zange, and subsequently for several years studied at the Polytechnic Academy in Hanover.

In 1868 he entered the service of the North German Lloyd Steamship Co. at Bremen, as junior sea-going engineer, and passed through the various grades till he became chief engineer.

In 1873 he superintended at Hull and Greenock the building and alteration of several vessels for the above company; and on the completion of the work in 1875 he started as a consulting engineer at Hull, and was soon afterwards elected a surveyor to Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

In 1879 he became an exclusive surveyor to Lloyd's at Cardiff until 1887, when he was removed to Dundee, where he died on 22nd May 1892, in the fifty-first year of his age, from heart disease, after a lingering illness of several months.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1885.

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