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Wortley, Henry Bell, 1867-1919 (naval architect)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1867 - 1919

Biography

Henry Bell Wortley (1867-1919). Educated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Henry Bell Wortley served his apprenticeship in ship design with Schlesinger Davis & Co. of Wallsend. During the 1880s and early 1890s he worked for Schlesinger Davis's Iron and Steel Shipbuilding Yard, and for Robert Stephenson & Co. of Newcastle. Wortley was subsequently employed by the Liverpool shipowner Alfred Holt's Ocean Steam Ship Co., as its Naval Architect from 1895. He was appointed a manager of the Ocean Steamship Co. in 1908, and later became a director of another Holt company the China Mutual Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. Wortley died in 1919.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

 Fonds

Papers on Shipping and Shipbuilding: Papers of Henry Bell Wortley

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9356
Scope and Contents

Printed papers, pamphlets and photographs mostly concerning ships and shipping, postcards from Wortley's world tour.

Dates: 1888-1920 (Circa)
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