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Samuel Stewart Carrick

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Samuel Stewart Carrick (1849-1893)

1893 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL STEWART CARRICK was born in Glasgow on 30th December 1849, and after being educated at Glasgow High School was apprenticed for five years, May 1868 to 1873, with Messrs. Randolph, Elder and Co., marine engineers, Glasgow.

On the completion of his apprenticeship he served sixteen months in the drawing office of Messrs. A. and J. Inglis, Pointhouse, near Glasgow.

In January 1875 he joined the Union Steamship Co., Southampton, in whose service he remained for nine years until October 1884, working his way up from fourth engineer to chief, which last position he held for the four years prior to his leaving.

He was then appointed superintendent engineer to the Shaw, Savill and Albion Co.; and for the two years preceding his death he held conjointly with this the appointment of superintendent engineer to the White Star line for their London service of steamers.

On 7th June 1893 he was taken suddenly ill, and died on 17th June, in the forty-fourth year of his age.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1888.

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