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Ranks in Nelson's navy

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A ship's carpenter, c. 1799.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW4968
Description: The ship's carpenter was one of the most important warrant officers on board and had to pass an examination at Shipwright's Hall before he could go to sea. His duties included inspecting the ship for defective timbers and examining the state of the masts. After battle, he repaired any shot holes and other damage.
Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Date: 1799
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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