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Clement Ernest Sullivan

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Clement Ernest Sullivan (1866-1940)

1941 Obituary [1]

CLEMENT ERNEST SULLIVAN, who in the earlier part of his career specialized in marine engineering, was from 1904 until his retirement in 1932, chief officer and engineer surveyor to the river ambulance service of the Metropolitan Asylums Board and the London County Council.

He was born in Jersey in 1866, and after serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. Oswald Mordaunt and Company, shipbuilders and engineers, of Southampton, from 1881 to 1886, was engaged for three years by the same firm to take charge of the lining office and the erection of triple-expansion engines.

He joined the Red Cross Steamship Company in 1888 and remained in the firm's service until 1904. He obtained his First-Class Board of Trade Certificate and received rapid promotion so that by 1891 he had been appointed chief engineer. For two years he was also assistant superintendent of the company.

Mr. Sullivan, whose death occurred on 20th October 1940, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1909 and was also a Member of the Institution of Naval Architects.

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