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Thomas Briggs Hunter

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Thomas Briggs Hunter (1873-1957)

1957 Obituary [1]

THOMAS BRIGGS HUNTER, C.B., O.B.E., who was born on 15 July, 1873, died on 2 October, 1957.

He entered Admiralty service at Devonport as an Assistant Civil Engineer on 3 November, 1896, and subsequently served at Gibraltar and Rosyth before joining the Admiralty Head Office.

He was promoted to Superintending Civil Engineer in 1918, to Assistant Civil Engineer-in-Chief in 1924, and the following year to Deputy Civil Engineer-in-Chief before his final promotion to Civil Engineer-in-Chief on 1 September, 1932.

During his service with the Admiralty Mr Hunter acquired a specialized knowledge of all harbour works and dock engineering together with a wide experience of all the requirements of the Royal Navy connected with his profession. He retired in 1934....[more]

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