Women in STEM advent calendar: Day 2 – Victoria Drummond MBE

This winter, we are celebrating the festive season by honouring 25 amazing women in STEM, some of which you might not know of!

Victoria Drummond MBE

Victoria Drummond MBE

First woman marine engineer in Britain
14 Oct 1894 – 25 Dec 1978
United Kingdom

Victoria Drummond was the first woman to serve in the British Merchant Navy and join the Institute of Marine Engineers. She served on 49 ocean voyages, as well as supervising shipbuilding in her native Scotland. She was awarded an MBE and the Lloyd’s War Medal for Bravery at Sea after staying alone at her post in the engine room when her ship, the SS Bonita, came under fire during WW2.

For more about Victoria Drummond, take a look at:


Day 1 – Tapputi Day 3 – Dr Susan La Flesche Picotte


Posted in Advent 2018.