“Carpenter” Master Shipwrights

By C. Knight, published November 1932


As the author relates, Master Shipwright was the highest rank of workmen carpenters devoted to the building of ships. The ranks are listed by order from the officers to the lowest grade, the Master Caulker. When the post of the former was vacant, sometimes the place was covered by a foreigner, but usually by an Assistant Master Shipwright. Nevertheless, the post of Master Shipwright for carpenters was abolished when the School of Naval Architecture was created in 1811. The paper includes a summarized biography of the fifteen more remarkable Master Shipwrights, with a short description of the ships and yards where they worked, followed by a table listing thirty one others of minor importance.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Biography | Shipbuilding & Design

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