RICHARD LOWERY Vancouver, B.C.
Born Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England.
Technical School; Rutherford Technical College;
Armstrong College, Durham University.
1927 - 1931 Pupil Naval Architect with Hawthorn
1931 - 1936 Assistant Naval Architect and part-time
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,
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.
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
Fellow, and Honorary Vice-president, Society of Naval Architects
and Marine Engineers (First Canadian Chairman Eastern Canadian
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.
golf, travel and sailing.
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