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Herbert Septimus Humphreys

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Herbert Septimus Humphreys (c1890-1952) of the British Tanker Co

1952 Obituary [1]

We record with deep regret the death of Mr. Herbert Septimus Humphreys, M.I.Mar.E., M.I.N.A., of 25, The Avenue, Gravesend, which occurred in London on Friday last, September 5th.

Mr. Humphreys, who was sixty-two, had been chief engineer superintendent of the British Tanker Company since 1942, having joined the company's engineering staff early in 1921. Prior to that be had served on the staff of Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

During the war, Mr. Humphreys took a leading part in the work of preparing specifications for tankers suitable for wartime construction, and in recent years he had been responsible for the design and construction of a large number of new tankers for his company.

Mr. Humphreys was a member of the Institution of Naval Architects, a gold medallist of the North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders, and a Denny gold medallist of the Institute of Marine Engineers. He was also a member of the council of the Shipping Federation.

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