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Giuseppe Orlando

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Giuseppe Orlando ( -1926)

1926 Obituary [1]

GIUSEPPE ORLANDO died at Rome on January 27, 1926, after a long illness.

He was born in Genoa on February 8, 1855, and at the age of seventeen entered the Royal Naval School at Genoa, from which he graduated as Mechanical Naval Engineer in 1877. He then joined the staff of the naval shipyard at Leghorn, one of the very few in Italy, and the first work which he supervised was the construction of the merchant vessel Venezia, and afterwards the armoured vessel Lepanto, which at that time was the largest warship of the world.

After 1890 he became associated with the Terni Co., of which he was president and managing director for many years. In 1906, in co-operation with his colleague Odero, he founded the Vickers Terni Co. at Spezia, which played so important a part in the national defence during the Great War.

In 1919 he took over the management of the Quarnaro Shipyard, and subsequently the Whitehead Torpedo Factory, near Trieste.

He was associated with the development of many other mining and engineering enterprises in Italy, and in recognition of his public services he received the decorations of the Cross of Grand Officer of the Crown of Italy, and of the Cross of the Knights of Labour.

He was elected a member of the Institute in 1917.

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