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Biography of Percy Hillhouse

Percy Hillhouse
Percy Hillhouse

Percy Archibald Hillhouse (1869-1942) was a graduate of the University who was Professor of Naval Architecture from 1921 until 1942.

Born in Glasgow, Hillhouse studied Naval Architecture at the University and graduated BSc in 1888. He worked as a draughtsman at the Pointhouse and Clydebank Shipyards before being appointed the first Professor of Naval Architecture at Tokyo Imperial University, 1898 to 1902. He returned to Glasgow as Naval Architect to the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co in Glasgow from 1902, a post he held until 1937.

Hillhouse was a Vice-President of the Institution of Naval Architects and President Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland from 1935 to 1937. In 1934 he made an amateur film, Scenes from the Clyde.


Percy Hillhouse
Naval Architect

Born 4 March 1869, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 28 September 1942.
GU Degree: BSc, 1888;
University Link: Graduate, Professor
Occupation categories: engineers; naval architects
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 11th Apr 2013

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