Phineas Pett

By A. W. Johns, published November 1926


This document describes the careers of not one Phineas Pett, but four, and several other members of the family. At the beginning of the seventeenth century the Petts were seagoing officers, but subsequently moved to Chatham and other dockyards as shipwrights, being responsible for the building of many ships. The paper describes the work of the Petts, who were often confused with each other, and the concerns of the time relating to some of their questionable business practices and the lack of shipbuilding timber and the actions of the Petts to resolve the issue.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design

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