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Lloyd’s Register Surveyor Charles Jordan’s Map of the Thames
Thu 24 August 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 BST
Charles H (Chas.) Jordan (1840-1930) was apprenticed to John Scott Russell & Co. of Millwall, London in 1855 when he was 15 years old. He acted as a messenger between the winch engineers during the first attempt at launching Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Eastern in 1857. Later working as a surveyor at Lloyd's Register's London office he also travelled to Italy, France, Germany, Belgium and Denmark to undertake surveys there. But it was his home territory that caused him the most problems in finding the locality of the many dry docks located on both sides of the Thames, and the best way of getting to them. Join Victoria Culkin (Lloyd’s Register Foundation) to learn more.