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A shipwright was a workman skilled in building ships.

From the early seventeenth century ship-building was a specialist trade with its own guild, the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, founded in 1612.

Shipwrights generally learnt the trade through a lengthy apprenticeship to a master shipwright.

Prepared by: Turnbull, P
Created: 4 October 2001
Modified: 11 October 2001

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000038

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