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Gustav Wilhelm Wolff

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Gustav Wilhelm Wolff (1834-1913) of Harland and Wolff

1834 Born in Hamburg, a nephew of Gustavus Schwabe, a financier, who later became a major investor in John Bibby, Sons and Co

c.1847 Arrived in the UK [1]

Apprenticed with Joseph Whitworth and Co., of Manchester.

Engineer of a steamer in the Mediterranean,

Through the good offices of his uncle, he became private assistant to Edward James Harland at Hickson's yard.

c.1858 Invited by Harland to take charge of the drawing office in his yard, Edward James Harland and Company.

1862 Went into partnership with Edward James Harland as Harland and Wolff

Wolff did not marry and died a bachelor

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