The End of an Era in the Hydrography World14/05/2012
|It is with deep regret that Hydro International announces the death, at the age of 97, of Rear Admiral Steve Ritchie CB DSC. He passed away at his family home in Collieston, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on Tuesday, 8 May 2012. Steve Ritchie served as Hydrographer of the Royal Navy from 1966 to 1971 before being elected president of the Directing Committee of the International Hydrographic Bureau in Monaco in 1972, which was a post he subsequently held for ten years.|
He was also the founding president (1972-73), and later an Emeritus Member of The Hydrographic Society, and remained a keen supporter and active member of the Society for 40 years. His presence and much-valued input will be greatly missed. Steve Ritchie was a true icon in the field of hydrography and his death marks the end of an era in the hydrographic world.
Over the years, he regularly contributed numerous columns to Hydro International in which he described the beginnings of hydrography. An obituary of the long and vibrant life and career of Admiral Ritchie will be published later in Hydro International.
The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 16 May 2012.
Steve Ritchie, a Living Legend, article published at the occasion of Steve's 90th Birthday
Articles 'As it Was', Steve Ritchie's Column in Hydro International
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