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Biographische Informationen zu George Herbert Kochersperger

biographical information pertaining to George H. Kochersperger, 1876-1930
rubelli  (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jul 2007 6:56AM
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Kochersperger, Kochersberger
Story of Philadelphia, by J. St. George Joyce, published in 1919 in Philadelphia, PA by Harry B. Joseph
page 565


For many years the words "shipbuilding" and "Cramps" have been synonymous. Whenever there has been any reference to the building of ships, whether for the line of battle or for the merchant marine, the William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Company, of Philadelphia, has always come in for its share of attention.
The reason? The Cramp concern is the oldest shipbuilding company in America and probably the best-known organization of its sort in the world. Its great yards along the Delaware River have been the center for more than half a century of the shipbuilding program of America. And many of the navies of the world have been constructed entirely at the Cramp yards.

It was the Cramp company that led to the reference to the Delaware River as the "Clyde of America." There have been more ships turned out in the Cramp yards than in any other establishment in the world.
And by the same token, the officers and workmen who have made this record possible are, as a matter of general knowledge, the foremost in their line anywhere in the world.
Among those to whom a large share of credit is given for the great success of the Cramp yards is George H. Kochersberger, assistant superintendent of the yards. Mr. Kochersberger knows ships from stem to stern. He is one of the best informed ship constructionists in America. His knowledge of ships has been attained not only through technical channels, but by years of actual experience in and about the big Cramp yards.
It has for years been the policy of the Cramp company to fit into important positions at the yards capable men who have risen front the ranks of the workers rather than those technically trained in ship construction.
And in Mr. Kochersberger the corporation has in its service an expert who is familiar with every branch of the industry through a knowledge obtained by hard work and persistent application to the "job" in virtually every branch of the shipbuilding industry. He's been in every department of the great yards, where he started as a shipworker, and like dad “he knows.”

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