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William Corkhill

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William Corkhill (1851-1916), Marine Superintendent of the Asiatic Steam Navigation Co


1917 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM CORKHILL, born at Liverpool on the 3rd October, 1851, died suddenly at Roby, on the 27th June, 1916.

He went to sea in a sailing vessel at the early age of 11 years, and became a captain at the age of 23. Leaving the sea for a time he studied engineering at Belfast University and in Scotland.

In 1886 he was granted a certificate by the Government of Bengal, to practise the profession of a ship surveyor at the Port of Calcutta.

From 1890 to 1898 he was a member of the Board of Examiners in Seamanship at that port, and during a portion of that period he served on the sub-committee of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce appointed to consider the Indian Merchant Shipping Bill, 1892.

For many years prior to his death he had held the position of Marine Superintendent of the Asiatic Steam Navigation Company.

Mr. Corkhill was a Member of the Institution of Naval Architects, and a Member of the Executive Council of the Mercantile Marine Service Association, of which body he was an Ex-President. He was elected a Member of the Liverpool Engineering Society on the 17th March, 1909.


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