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John Ferguson McNair

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John Ferguson McNair (?-1964)


1964 Obituary[1]

"WE regret to record the death, on July 24, of MR. JOHN FERGUSON McNAlR, A.M.l.E.E., electrical manager of John Brown and Co. (Clydebank) Ltd. Mr. McNair was educated at Clydebank High School and the Royal College of Science and Technology. Having commenced his career as a boy with John Brown's he spent a short period with the Clyde Navigation Trust before returning to complete his apprenticeship as an electrician. He was promoted to electrical manager with John Brown's in 1957. During his career he was closely connected with many notable naval and merchant vessels including the " Queens", "Duke of York", " Indefatigable", "Vanguard", and in recent times with the elaborate electrical equipment in such vessels as "Transvaal Castle" and the guided missile vessel " Hampshire". In addition to serving as a member of committees of the Institution of Electrical Engineers on the regulations for electrical equipment and electrical installations in ships, Mr. McNair was a member of the Committee of Three responsible for the electrical installation of the new Greenock Dry Dock."


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  1. The Engineer 1964 Jul-Dec