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James MacRitchie

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James MacRitchie (1847-1895)

1895 Obituary [1]

JAMES MacRITCHIE, son of Mr. Alexander MacRitchie, Superintendent Engineer to the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Company, was born at Southampton on the 26th of September, 1847.

After being educated at the Dollar Institution in Scotland and at Edinburgh University, he was trained as an engineer by Bell and Miller, of Glasgow. During his pupilage he assisted in the design and construction of the Meadowside Slip Dock, Messrs. Barclay and Curle’s Slip Dock, and the Albert Harbour and Esplanade at Greenock; and for the last year he was employed on the Greenock Harbour Works.

After the expiration of his pupilage he remained as assistant to Messrs. Bell and Miller, and was engaged on the plans and in superintending the construction of several quays, a coding-crane, and a railway swing-bridge, in connection with Port Glasgow Harbour. . . . [more]

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