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Morton, Thomas (1781–1832), shipbuilder and inventor of a ship-building slip

R. B. Prosser

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/19374

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Morton, Thomas (1781–1832), shipbuilder and inventor of a ship-building slip, was born at Leith on 8 October 1781, the son of Hugh Morton, wright and builder. He appears to have worked for his father before establishing a shipbuilding business in Leith, which outlived him as ...

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Subjects: Engineering and Technology ; Transport Technology and Trades ; Transport ; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology

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