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Arthur Coote

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Arthur Coote (1841-1906)

1906 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR COOTE was born at St. Ives, Hunts., on 23rd March 1841, and served an apprenticeship of five years with Messrs. Denny, of Dumbarton.

In 1863 he joined Mr. Andrew Leslie in business as shipbuilders and engineers at Hebburn-on-Tyne, and, on the retirement of Mr. Leslie from the firm, he brought about the amalgamation with Messrs. R. and W. Hawthorn, becoming managing director of the Hebburn Shipyard, and was a director of the firm until his death.

He was also Chairman of the Anglo-Australian Steam Navigation Co., a Freeman of the City of London, and Chairman of the Shipbuilders' Federation for ten years.

While travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow to attend the launch of H.M.S. "Agamemnon," which vessel was being engined by his firm, he was killed in a railway accident near Glasgow, on the 22nd June 1906, at the age of sixty-five.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1881; he was also a Member of the Institution of Naval Architects, of the North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders, and of the Shipwrights' Association.

Obituary 1906 [2]

. . . . Mr. Coote was a director of Hawthorn Leslie and Co, of Newcastle-on-Tyne and London, and chairman of the Anglo-Australasian Steam Navigation Co

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