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Ewen Henderson Mitchell

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Ewen Henderson Mitchell (1872- )

1922 M.I.N.A., A.F.R.Ae.S., Man. Dir., Irvine's Shipbuilding and Dry Docks Co., Ltd.; b. 1872; s. of Alexander Mitchell. Ed. Glasgow Academy. Training: Fairfield and Royal Naval College, Greenwich. App. with Fairfield Co., Glasgow; obtained Admiralty Scholarship, R.N. College, Greenwich; after 3 years' course in N.A. and Mar. Eng., passed out first of year and entered Admiralty Service; 13 years M.R.C.N.C.; part of this time Sec. to Sir Philip Watts and the " Dreadnought " Committee on Designs, and latterly overseeing the building of Battleships at Elswick and Greenock; 1911-17, Gen. Man. and Naval Arch., Cammell, Laird and Co., Birkenhead; 1917-20, Gen. Man., Naval Aircraft Works, Short Brothers, Bedford. Responsible for building some of the largest Airships constructed in any country. Address: Middle Fens, West Hartlepool.

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