About Norman E. Harrison
Mr Norman E. Harrison
- Born: Monday 15th September 1873 in Liverpool Merseyside England
- Age: 38 years
- Married to Mary Harrison.
- Last Residence: at 30 Coventry Road, Polygon Southampton Hampshire England - Map
- Occupation: Junior 2nd. Engineer
- Last Ship: Adriatic
- Engine crew
- First Embarked: Belfast
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr Norman Harrison was born in Liverpool on 15 September 1873. He served his apprenticeship in the Turning, fitting & drawing office of Messrs Higginson & Co., Hurst Street, Liverpool between 1889 to 1894. After completing his apprenticeship Harrison joined the line of Messrs Elder Dempster & Co., as a 4th engineer. He later rose to become 3rd and finally 2nd engineer. He left the Elder Dempster Line when, at the age of 23, he gained his Chief Engineer
s certificate of competency and the opportunity to the White Star line as 3rd Engineer aboard the Delphic; he subsequently served on the Athenic (3rd engineer), Corinthic (2nd) and Adriatic (2nd).
On 17 November 1911 Harrison was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Harrison's wife was named Mary and they lived at 27 Baden Road, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, they had no children.
He initially joined the Titanic in Belfast, signing-on on 2 April 1912. When he signed-on again in Southampton on 6 April 1912, he gave his local address as 30 Coventry Rd., (Southampton). As Junior second engineer he received monthly wages of £18.
Harrison died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. His estate was valued at £405 8s 8d.
References and Sources
- United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
- Crew Articles of Agreement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381.)
- Crew Particulars of Engagement, Public Record Office (BT100/259)
- The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- Denis Griffiths, UK
- Keith Moore, UK (Senior Librarian & Archivist, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
Friday 17 November 1911
Norman Harrison (1873-1912) AMIMechE
Elected: Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 17 November 1911
Designation: Marine Engineer
Business address: Messrs Ismay Imrie & Co., 30 James Street, Liverpool
Home address: 27 Baden Road, Knotty Ash, Liverpool
Proposed by: A H Burnand
Seconded by: R Baldwin Wiseman
Supporters: John F Brooks, H M Cook, Harry Parsons
Date and place of birth: 15 September 1873, Liverpool
General education: Northern Institute, Liverpool, 1888 to 1889
Technical education: Private tuition, mathematics, applied mechanics, steam machine construction, drawing, 1st class BOT [Board of Trade] certificate
Apprenticeship: Messrs Higginson & Co., Hurst Street, Liverpool 1889 to 1894. Turning, fitting & drawing office
Subsequent career: 1894 to 1898 with Messrs Elder Dempster & Co., as 4th, 3rd & 2nd engineer. 1898 to present date with Messrs Ismay Imrie & Co., as 3rd & 2nd engineer
3rd engineer RMS Delphic 8,000 tons
3rd engineer RMS Athenic 12000 tons
2nd engineer RMS Corinthic 12000 tons
2nd engineer RMS Adriatic 25000 tons
Brief details of most important mechanical engineering work for which the candidate has been personally responsible: Senior second engineer RMS Adriatic 25000 tons, 18000 IHP
Membership of other societies: None