WE regret to have to record the death of MR. HAMMERSLEY HEENAN, which took place on June 17. Mr. Heenan was born in 1847, and had been a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers since 1875, and of the Institution of Civil Engineers since 1876. An account of his career appears in Engineering for June 25. At seventeen years of age he went to India and spent about fifteen years in the Public Works Department. Mr. Heenan returned to England in 1880 and founded the firm of Heenanand Froude, Ltd., of which he was chairman and managing director until his retirement two years ago. The firm is principally engaged on bridges and structural work generally. Among its undertakings is the Blackpool Tower. During the war Mr. Heenan rendered great service both in his personal capacity and in applying the resources of his works to the manufacture of munitions.

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    [Obituaries]. Nature 105, 555 (1920). https://doi.org/10.1038/105555d0

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