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William Henry Pudner

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William Henry Pudner (c1883-1946)

1946 Obituary [1]

"Engineer-Captain WILLIAM HENRY PUDNER, R.N. (ret.), entered the R.N. Engineering College, Keyham, in 1900, and after five years' training there and a short course at the R.N. College, Greenwich, joined his first ship the New Zealand as engineer sub-lieutenant. He was then almost continuously afloat for the next twenty-three years, his ships including the Attentive, the Dominion, the Keppel, and the Ramillies, in the latter of which he served as engineer-commander, having been promoted to that rank in 1921. In the meantime he had served ashore for three years at Malta, where he was torpedo engineer officer, and had also held brief appointments as engineer officer at Zanzibar and as assistant chief engineer at Simonstown dockyard.

In 1929 he was appointed mining engineer officer at the R.N. depot, Portsmouth, and three years later joined the staff of the chief superintendent of armament supply at the Admiralty, where he remained until his retirement with the rank of engineer-captain in 1934. Captain Pudner, whose death occurred on 22nd December 1945, in his sixty-second year, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1910."

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