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Robert Mansel

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Robert Mansel (1826-1905) of Aitken and Mansel

1826 Born in Glasgow

Obituary 1905 [1]

. . . of the formerly well-known shipbuilding firm of Aitken and Mansel, Whiteinch and Kelvinhaugh. Mr. Mansell was born at Glassford, near Strathavon, Lanarkshire, in 1826 . . . entered the service of Robert Napier and Sons, . . and in 1850, while still a young man, was appointed naval architect to the firm. He held this position for about thirteen years . . . In 1863 Mr. Mansel joined James Aitken in establishing the shipyard at Whiteinch . . . After the closing of the firm's yard at Whiteinch, in 1890 . . . .

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