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Wood, John (1788–1860), naval architect and shipbuilder

Lionel Alexander Ritchie

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/61914

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Wood, John (1788–1860), naval architect and shipbuilder, was born at Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, on 10 October 1788, one of at least two sons of John Wood (d. 1811), a Port Glasgow shipbuilder. He followed his father into the business and his training included a spell of two years at the shipyard of ...

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