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William H. Webb
1816-1899
www.webb-institute.edu
William H. Webb began his career as an apprentice in the shipyard of his father, Isaac Webb (1794-1840). William Webb became noted as a designer and builder in New York City and later as founder of the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, New York. He took over the shipyard upon his father's death and built a variety of wooden-hulled vessels, including clipper ships, packets, steamships, military vessels, and others. In 1895, after retirement he published a two-volume set of books entitled "Plans of Wooden Vessels built by William H. Webb in the City of New York, 1840-1869."



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