Gibb, Alexander

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Name
Gibb, Alexander Gender: M
born on 12 February 1872 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Broughty Ferry, Scotland, 56n28, 2w53
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 22°52' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°02 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°17'



Biography

Scottish consultant civil engineer, Civil Engineer-in-Chief to the Admiralty and Director-General of Civil Engineering at the UK Ministry of Transport. In 1916, Gibb was appointed Chief Engineer of Ports Construction to the British Armies in France and Belgium, becoming Deputy-Director of Docks, British Expeditionary Force in France in 1917. During this time he prepared plans for the repairs of Belgian harbours, he was responsible for the water supply for Belgium, and prepared special landing facilities for cross-channel ferries at Dieppe, Calais and Dunkirk. He became Civil Engineer-in-Chief to the Admiralty in 1918 with responsibility for all naval civil engineering works, with projects including the Admiralty M-N Scheme to counter U-boats. The same year Gibb was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his military service. He was also a brigadier-general. He carried out work in several countries and received a number of international awards including the American naval Distinguished Service Medal. He died in 1958.


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Events

Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record

Categories

  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession