Ernest F. G. Cox blue plaque in Wolverhampton

Ernest F. G. Cox
1883-1959
Engineer
and
Marine Salvage Expert
Educated here
1890-1897

Ernest Frank Guelph Cox (1883–1959) was an electrical and mechanical engineer and marine salvage expert from Wolverhampton. Between 1924 and 1931 his Cox & Danks Shipbreaking Co. successfully raised 35 ships of the German fleet that had been scuttled at Gutter Sound, Scapa Flow, in 1919. He eventually sold the business to the Alloa Shipbreaking Company. The books in the Bibliography and Further reading list give good accounts of Cox's many feats.

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