Charles Alexander Howarth

 Mr. Charles Alexander Howarth has been Chief Engineer of the s.s. “Ayrshire” since she went to sea, in October, 1903.

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and educated at Edinburgh, and at Dollar.

Mr. Howarth was apprenticed in Glasgow to the London and Glasgow Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, and served for five years.

He subsequently went to sea in the Dale Line for two years, and became chief engineer.

In 1888, Mr. Howarth joined the Shire Line. He became chief engineer on the s.s. “Fifeshire” in 1899, and was afterwards transferred to the “Ayrshire.”

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