Sir Philip Haldin

Sir Philip served as a member of the Ministry of War Transport Shipping Advisory Council from 1939-1945, of the Admiralty’s Shipping Defense Advisory Committee and of the General Council of British Shipping.

His Obituary in the Engineer stated That “Sir Philip Haldin spent the greater part of his career in the British shipping industry and was a past-president of the Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom. 

He went to Harrow and was one of the founders of the Court Line. He was also closely associated just prior to the war with the firm of Lamport and Holt, and up to the time of his death was chairman of the ship-owning firm of Haldin and Co.

Sir Philip occupied many offices concerned with the shipping industry in general. He was a member of the executive councils of the Chamber of Shipping, the Shipping Federation of Great Britain, and of the London General Shipowners Society. His presidency of the first-named body came during the difficult year of 1940-41, when his experience and leadership proved very valuable in the maintenance and operation of this country’s merchant fleet. 

During the war years, Sir Philip was called upon to serve on many committees, including the Ministry of War Transport’s shipping advisory council, the advisory committee on merchant shipbuilding, the tramp shipping subsidy and administrative committees, and of the Admiralty’s shipping defence advisory committee. 

Sir Philip was created Knight Bachelor in 1939.”*

Sir Philip was formerly Philip Edward Haldinstein.

Source: * The Engineer

Photo Credit: Sir Philip Edward Haldin by Walter Stoneman. Half-plate glass negative, 9 March 1948. Given by Walter Stoneman, 1951 Photographs Collection
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