Harold Stuart Beech
|Harold Stuart Beech|
|Employer||China Navigation Co.|
|Joined CNCo service||February 6th. 1925|
|Left CNCo service||November 6th. 1965.|
February 6th. 1925. Joined C.N.Co. on 3 years Agreement. No previous sea experience, holding advanced certificates from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Technical College. Completed 3 years special training in a Drawing Office.
January 6th. 1927.. Granted a short local leave in Hong Kong obtaining his 2nd Class Engineers Certificate of Competency (Steam) No 4565 on January 14th. 1927.
January 15th. 1927. Joined the Kingyuan as 3rd Eng.
July 4th 1927. Ceased work by order of the Marine Engineers Guild, Hong Kong. For details see Images section below. All those who took part in the strike lost their seniority for the time they were on strike. Returned to the Kingyuan as 3rd Engineer on September 8th, then as 2nd Engineer on the Kingyuan, Kalgan, Kwangtung I, Wuchang II, Tatung I, Tungchow II / Hsin Peking II, Hsin Peking I, and Chungking II.
May 5th 1930. Granted 9 months Home Leave, plus study leave, from Shanghai, travelling by the Trans Siberian Railway. During leave obtained his 1st, Class Certificate of Competency (Steam) No. 70582, at Sunderland on November 17th. 1930.
December 22nd. 1942.. On reserve, prior to taking home leave on January 11th 1943.
April 8th 1948. Proceeded on Home Leave.
September 30th 1950. Standing by the new building Funing I, signing the ships articles as Chief Engineer on November 20th 1950.
March 7th. 1953.. Proceeded on Home Leave.
November 6th 1965. Retired after 40 years service.