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Offline Sentinel S4

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 13:45:51 »
Thank you Scoop. He, Morcom, helped design the generating sets that saw service all over the world, in ships as well as land based. He is, along with Belliss, quite important in the history of steam. It is interesting how often Kent crops up in the history of steam and the men involved, one day I might have to do a list.

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 13:31:59 »
S4, a quick newspaper search shows Alfred Morcom was appointed chief engineer at Sheerness in April 1883 from first assistant to the chief engineer at Portsmouth.  He retired from Sheerness to join Bellis & Co in March 1884. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 18:10:47 »
I have to start with a question for the Main Moderator. Could you place this elsewhere because I'm not certain where it should be.

Doing a little research today I have found out that Alfred Morcom of Belliss and Morcom steam engineers was once Chief Engineer at Sheerness Dock Yard. It seems that Alfred Morcom was Navy Trained, became Chief at Sheerness and finally a partner with Belliss in Birmingham. I am interested in his time at Sheerness as this was the time of huge change for the Royal Navy as steam was becoming the prime mover.     

This being the Kent History Forum I have no option but to throw this out to the members for information. Please do not trust Wikipedia as the dates there are contradictory and make no sense.

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