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Arthur Laing (1856-1901)

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Arthur Laing (1856-1901) of Sir James Laing and Sons Deptford Shipbuilding Yard, Sunderland.

1856 Born son of James Laing

1881 Joined I Mech E

1885 of Deptford Shipbuilding Yard, Sunderland.

1901 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR LAING was born in Sunderland on 18th January 1856, and was educated at Wellington College.

On leaving school he served an apprenticeship at the North Eastern Engineering Works, Sunderland, and on its termination went to sea for six months in the Inman steamship, "City of New York."

He next assisted in the management of the Deptford Shipbuilding Yard, Sunderland, being closely associated with the development of the brass foundry department, which now carries out a large amount of Admiralty and other work.

He was interested in a number of shipping and other companies, and was managing owner of the "Dale" steamers and director of the Neptune Steam Navigation Co.

His death took place at Sunderland on 16th March 1901, at the age of forty-five.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1881.

1901 Obituary.[2]

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