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Morton, Thomaslocked

(1781–1832)
  • R. B. Prosser
  • , revised by Lionel Alexander Ritchie

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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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