On discovering in 1863 that a French shipbuilder, with the connivance of Napoleon III., was constructing two formidable iron-clads and two corvettes for the use of the Confederacy, he devoted his energies to thwarting this scheme, and succeeded in preventing the delivery of all but one of these vessels to the Confederate agents.
His father, a shipbuilder of German descent (Koch),and his mother,a descendant of William Brewster, were natives of New York City, where the boy grew up, studying law in an office in 1842-1844, and working in a broker's office in 1844-1846, and where, under the influence of Charles G.
Elder Park (40 acres) presented to the burgh in 1885 contains a statue of John Elder (1824-1869), the pioneer shipbuilder, the husband of the donor.
A statue of Sir William Pearce (1833-1888), another well-known Govan shipbuilder, once M.P. for the burgh, stands at Govan Cross.
In 1877 the firm bought several steam ships from local shipbuilder William Gray.
Today the only shipbuilder still in operation on this stretch of the Clyde is further upstream at Port Glasgow.
Edward Withy had been a successful shipbuilder in Hartlepool since 1869.
Many foreign warships are also represented in the merchant shipbuilder collections.
New man at the helm for EA Scotland Evangelical Alliance Scotland has a new General Secretary - who is a former apprentice shipbuilder.
He was classed as a master shipbuilder in 1840, at the early age of 20.
Many foreign warships are also represented in the Merchant Shipbuilder collections.
While it may sound like a shipbuilder, the Boat Company is actually a fairly well known cruise provider in Alaska.
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