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Document: Shipbuilding Abuses in the XVIIth Century

By courtesy of Evan W H Fryers

This selection of letters illustrates some of the abuses to be found in shipbuilding in England in the period following the Glorious Revolution, 1688. Edmund Dummer, Surveyor of the Navy, 1692-99, questioned ‘the dangerous custom of building ships by contract’ which had been introduced by ‘artful officers, interested in profits’. The quality of ships built […] Read More

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