H.J.Spiers was the Director of Machinery Workshop in the Sociedad Espaņola de Construccion Naval (SECN) shipyard at Ferrol, Spain facilities. In 1912 he became Shipyard Managing Director (Archibald Campbell was the previous one)and was also the head of an important british colony settled in Ferrol when the SECN was created in 1908.
: Capt in Royal Navy Reserve. Manager of
: Messrs Humphreys, Tennant & Co.
: of Deptford. Left in 1908 to manage
: La Societad Espanola de Construction
: Naval in Spain. M.I.Mar.E.,
: M.I.Nav.Arct. Retired in 1925. See
: Obit in The Engineer July 19 1935.
: GRO ref 2b/93 Jul-Sep 1935 aged 77
: See Navy List 1899/1908/1915 for a
: Harry James Spiers, Senior Engineer
: RN Reserve, seniority 11 Aug 1897.
: Retired on 22 Oct 1912 as Chief
: Probable marriage Dec 1882 Greenwich
: He may be the Harry J Spiers who was
: born in 1858 at Loose or Lewes in
: Kent, an Engineer (15898) on the
: 'Argo' on 1 Jan 1883 to 1 Jan 1886.
: Ref CLIP 1885 76913 POR. Also on the
: 'Langdon' on 1 Jan 1882.
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: I'm looking for the origin of
: H.J.Spiers and the end of his life.
: He was an engineer in the Vickers
: company. He was Director in a
: spanish shipyard, starting in 1908
: until 1920..
: Thanks in advance