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Ernest Hinkly Salmon

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Ernest Hinkly Salmon (1879-1947)

1879 Born at Brixton the son of William Salmon, Railway Carman, and his wife Charlotte

1947 Obituary [1]

ERNEST HINKLY SALMON was born in London on the 13th December, 1879, and died there on the 21st October, 1947.

He received his general and engineering education at the East London College, University of London, where he graduated in 1906 as B.Sc. (Engineering) with first class honours.

After completion of a pupilage under Mr. B. Morley Fletcher, A.M.I.C.E., for whom he was engaged on the design of the Fletcher wavemotor and on the design of lifts for the City and South London Railway, he remained a further 5 years with Mr. Fletcher, and then joined the staff of Messrs. Clark and Standfield, consulting engineers for floating docks, as a designer and calculator.

He was admitted to partnership in 1919 and at the time of his death was the sole partner. During his long association with the firm he was concerned with the design of most of the important floating docks constructed in Great Britain, and many abroad, including a 30,000-ton dock for Russia; the 35,000-ton dock at Hamburg; the 60,000-ton dock at Southampton; and the floating dock and three large lock caissons at the port of Dunkirk....[more]

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