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James Moir

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James Moir (1855-1900)

1900 Obituary [1]

JAMES MOIR was born in Aberdeen on 18th December 1855.

He served an apprenticeship of five years as an engineer with Messrs. Hall, Russell and Co., of Aberdeen, and on its termination was engaged as a marine engineer in the Hall Line of steamers, ultimately becoming chief engineer.

In 1883 he was appointed engineer to the Coorla Spinning and Weaving Co., Bombay, and shortly afterwards became engineer surveyor to Lloyd's Register for the port of Bombay.

In addition to these appointments he became in 1888 superintending engineer to the Bombay Steam Navigation Co., and remained with them until 1896, when, in conjunction with his partner (also Mr. James Moir), he purchased Boyd's Ice Factory, and took an active share in its management.

He was also superintending engineer to the Bombay-Persian Steam Navigation Co. for about a year prior to his death, which took place in Bombay, from typhoid fever, on 25th March 1900, at the age of forty-four.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1885.

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