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Peter Stobie

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Peter Stobie (c1875-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"PETER STOBIE, whose death, in his seventy-fourth year, occurred on 6th June 1949, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1920, and was transferred to Membership in 1947.

He was also a past-president of the Greenock Association of Engineers and Shipbuilders. He served his apprenticeship in Glasgow from 1891 to 1896 with Messrs. Hutson and Son and Messrs. Babcock and Wilcox, Ltd., and concurrently attended the Royal Technical College.

Later, he continued his theoretical training at the Durham and Rutherford Colleges, Newcastle upon Tyne. After gaining experience as junior draughtsman with Messrs. G. and J. Weir, Ltd., of Cathcart, and the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Company, Ltd., he was appointed leading draughtsman to Messrs. Scott's Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Ltd., of Greenock, in 1901.

He resigned this appointment seven years litter and held the position of representative for Messrs. Mirrlees Watson and Company, Ltd., of Glasgow, until 1911, when he returned to Messrs. Scott's in the capacity of deputy chief draughtsman.

During the latter part of the war of 1914-18 he was assistant director in the department of the controller general of merchant shipbuilding, with responsibility for the supervision of machinery for both naval and merchant vessels of all classes. On the termination of a brief engagement as chief engineer for Messrs. Clayton and Shuttleworth, Ltd., of Lincoln, in 1920, lie began to practise as a consulting engineer in Glasgow. Mr. Stobie was actively engaged as representative for several leading marine and industrial engineering firms until the close of his career."

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