Mr Norman E. Harrison
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
Philip Hind (Editor)
Denis Griffiths, UK
Keith Moore, UK (Senior Librarian & Archivist, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
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