Hugh Iorys Hughes
Hugh Iorys Hughes (1902-1977), a Welsh civil engineer
Hugh Iorys Hughes was one of the several leading UK engineers who worked on the top-secret Mulberry Harbour project in World War II in preparation for the allied D-Day landings on the French coast (Operation Overlord).
1902 April 16th. Born in Bangor, Wales, fourth child of Owen Rowland Hughes (1864-1952, draper) and Mary Catherine Hughes (b. 1869, same surname, no relation)
1920 Studied civil engineering at Sheffield University
1923 His first professional work was surveying for a bridge at Warrington
1924 Student of the Inst of Civil Engineers on the recommendation of his supervisor H. W. Fitzsimons
Worked on several other bridges, many involving pre-cast concrete
1925-8 Worked under Sir E. Owen Williams
1930 Resident engineer, Montrose Bridge. Became an Associate Member of the Inst of Civil Engineers
WWII Worked on development of Mulberry Harbour
1958-67 Designed and supervised construction of the southbound Blackwall Road Tunnel.
Sources of Information
- Engineering Timelines
- Civil engineer records