Blohm, Hermann

INDUSTRIALIST, ENGINEER (GERMANY)
BORN 23 Jun 1848, Lübeck - DIED 12 Mar 1930, Hamburg
REAL NAME Blohm, Adolph Hermann
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof (Q25 (28-35))

Youngest son of the merchant Georg Blohm. He studied in Hannover and Zurich and worked as an engineer in Rostock and in Hamburg. In 1873 he went to London where he worked for several companies. He returned to Lübeck in 1876. He wanted to start a shipyard and moved to Hamburg, where he soon met Ernst Voss. Together they started the shipyard Blohm & Voss in 1877 with the financial help of Georg Blohm.

After a difficult start they built many ships and later also airplanes and Blohm & Voss became a large international company. Hermann Blohm married Emmi Alwine Westphal in 1880. He died in Hamburg in 1930.

Sources
• Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmten Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1973
Hermann Blohm – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Hermann Blohm at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof in Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2011)

 

The grave of Hermann Blohm at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof in Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2011)

 


Blondin, Charles

Published: 14 Jun 2014
Last update: 14 Jun 2014