CHRONOLOGICAL  BIOGRAPHY       to July 1985

  RICHARD LOWERY Vancouver, B.C.

Born                Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England.

Educated          Heaton Technical School; Rutherford Technical College;
                        Armstrong College, Durham University.

1927 - 1931     Pupil Naval Architect with Hawthorn Leslie Shipbuilders
                        Tyneside.
 

1931 - 1936     Assistant Naval Architect and part-time lecturer, Naval
                        Architecture and Higher Mathematics at Rutherford Technical
                        College. During pupilage won scholarships in Naval Architecture,
                        Marine and Locomotive Engineering design.

1936 - 1938     Naval Architect, Alfred Holt and Co. Shipowners, Liverpool,
                        England.

1937                 Married Dorothy Heron (children: Margaret Jane, Australia;
                         Peter Richard, Canada)

1938 - 1942      Naval Architect and Assistant Dockyards Manager, Singapore
                         Harbour Board until fall of Singapore.

1942 - 1946      Naval Architect and General Manager, Melbourne Harbour Trust
                         Shipyards, Australia. Technical Advisor to Australian
                         Commonwealth Salvage Board.

1946 - 1951      Naval Architect and Vice-President, Canadian Vickers Ltd.,
                         Shipbuilders and Marine Engineers, Montreal, Canada.

1951 - 1972      Vice-President and Chief Technical Officer, Canada Steamship
                         Lines, Montreal, Canada. Also President of its subsidiary
                         shipbuilding operations; Davie Shipbuilding Ltd., Levis Quebec
                         and Port Arthur Shipbuilding, Midland Shipbuilding, Collingwood
                         Shipbuilding and Kingston Shipbuilding, all Ontario.

1960                Obtained Canadian Citizenship.

1964                Was awarded "Admiral Jerry Land Gold Medal" for "Outstanding
                        Achievement in the Marine Field," by the Society of Naval Architects
                        and Marine Engineers, New York (S.N.A.M.E.) to this date the only
                        Canadian so honoured.

1946 - 1972     During entire professional life in Canada, took an active interest and
                        personal involvement in all matters relative to the welfare of Canadian
                        shipping and shipbuilding. Principal among these being use of Export
                        Development Corporation; use of Escrow Funds produced by sale
                        of "Park" vessels etc.; Canadian Vessel Construction Assistance Act,
                        allowing accelerated depreciation on Canadian built, Canadian Flag
                        vessels;  application of construction subsidies against cost of Canadian
                        Built Canadian Flag vessels; Restriction of Coasting Trade within the
                        Great Lakes and St. Lawrence to Anticosti Island to Canadian built
                        and registered ships. Proposed formula actually used for tolls of  the
                        St. Lawrence Seaway.
                             Advisor to Royal Commission on Pilotage, writing special guidance
                        section of its report.

1969 - 1972     Member of Advisory Council to Minister of Industry Trade and
                        Commerce.

                        Fellow, and Honorary Vice-president, Society of Naval Architects
                        and  Marine Engineers (First Canadian Chairman Eastern Canadian
                        Section).

                        Fellow, Royal Institute of Naval Architects.

                        Past Chairman, Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association.

                        Past Chairman, Canadian Committee, Lloyds Register of Shipping.

                        Past Member North East Coast Institution Engineers and Shipbuilders.
                        Canadian Manufacturers Association. Industrial Preparedness Association.

1972                 Retired to do casual consulting.

Hobbies          Painting, golf, travel and sailing.
 
 

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