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Anders Frederick Jensen

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Anders Frederick Jensen (1884-1939)

1939 Obituary [1]

"ANDERS FREDERIK JENSEN, who died in Hamburg on 15th May 1939, spent the greater part of his career in Europe and the Straits Settlements.

He was born in Copenhagen in 1884 and received his education there, his technical instruction being obtained at the Engineers High School from 1902 till 1909. He served his apprenticeship at the Copenhagen Floating Dock and Shipbuilding Yard from 1898 to 1902, and received his first appointment in 1907 with the Switzer Salvage Co. On leaving in 1911 he was chief engineer of the company.

From 1911 to 1913 he was with the East Asiatic Co, and he then joined Messrs. Harland and Wolff in Glasgow. During this period he was concerned with the installation of oil engines for marine propulsion, and he supervised the rebuilding of the motorship Glenartney of 10,000 tons. From 1917 until 1919 he was a partner in Messrs. Platt, Jensen and Company, Singapore, and he relinquished this position on appointment as chief engineer to the Borneo Company, Ltd., Singapore, where he remained until 1931. He returned to Denmark in this year and started his own business. He was concerned in the erection of the Storstroms Bridge, and in 1935-6 joined Messrs. Burmeister and Wain, Copenhagen. His last engagement was the inspection of the construction of two motorships at Bremen for the Danish ship-owner A. P. Moller. Mr. Jensen was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1921."

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