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Peter Campbell Stormont

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Peter Campbell Stormont (1859-1926)


1926 Obituary [1]

PETER CAMPBELL STORMONT was born at Peterhead in 1859 and trained as an engineer at Aberdeen, in the works of Messrs. Hall, Russell and Co., shipbuilders, and at the Mechanics Institute.

At the age of twenty-one he was appointed Assistant Engineer at Singapore by the New Harbour Dock Co., with whom he remained for six years.

After a further year in charge of a foundry at Penang he became Outside Manager for Messrs. Howarth, Erskine of Singapore, and he eventually became General Manager of the firm.

Among the many important works for which he was responsible in this capacity may be mentioned the construction of new forts at Blakan Mati, the erection of a new floating landing stage at Penang, the erection of the railway station and running shed at Muar, Johore, the erection of the railway pier, jetties and lighthouses at Port Dickson, the extension of the waterworks for the municipality of Singapore, the removal of "Kepple Rock " at Kepple Harbour for the P. and 0. Steam Navigation Co., the erection of many prominent buildings in Singapore and other towns, and structural work, including the erection of a roof with embossed steel ceiling and an outer decorated covering of brass sheeting for a new Mosque in Johore.

In 1902 Mr. Stormont returned to Aberdeen, where he lived until his death on 12th November 1926.

He was Manager of the Strath Engineering Co. in 1905 and for sixteen subsequent years.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1901.



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