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Herbert Alexander Fleet

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Herbert Alexander Fleet (1876- )

1922 A.M.I.E.E., Mechanical, Marine and Electrical Engineer, The Gables, Hillmorton Road, Rugby; b. 1876. Ed. North Eastern County School, Barnard Castle; Rutherford College, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 1891-6— Articled pupil with The Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co, Wallsend-on-Tyne. 1896-1900—Mercantile Marine Service. I900-3—Engineering Staff of the Newcastle Electric Supply Co. 1903-4 —Superintendent Engineer on the Electrification of the Mersey Tunnel Railway. 1904-13—Superintendent Engineer with the Yorkshire Electric Power Co. 1913-5—Superintendent Engineer on the Electrification of the London and South Western Railway. I915-6—Engaged on the Technical Staff of Sir Alexander B. Kennedy. 1916-9—Consulting Engineer in Tong Shan, China, advising the British Colonial Government Office, the Chinese Government Railways and other Public Authorities on electrical questions. Chief Works: Electrification of a group of Coal Mines in North China, over fifty miles of 30,000 volt transmission lines, expenditure over 81,500,000, output over four million tons a year. Publications: Articles in technical journals. Club: Overseas.

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