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Edward Newman

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Chief engineer of Portsmouth Dockyard

1832 Born at Newton Abbot, Devon

Gained his practical engineering education at the Swindon Locomotive Works

1853 Joined the Navy in 1853 as a second class assistant engineer

1859 became engineer

1866 became chief engineer

c.1867 he became first assistant to the chief engineer at Portsmouth

1872 Superintendent of the steam department of the Portsmouth yard I

1876 Edward Newman was superintending the trial of the engines on board HMS Thunderer, at the time of the boiler explosion[1], which may have contributed to his early death.

1882 Death Announcement in The Engineer 1882/12/08, page 426. Mr. Edward Newman, R.N. the Chief Engineer of Portsmouth Dockyard, died at the age of 55. He was born at Newton Abbott.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1882/12/08
  2. The Engineer 1882/12/08