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William Wain

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William Wain (1819-1882)

Born in Bolton in March 1819. In 1849 he became Chief Engineer of the Royal Danish Navy, and became Assistant Director of the Royal Dockyards in 1862. He became a partner in Burmeister and Wain in 1865 [1]. He died on 1st May 1882

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  1. [1] 'Ships and Shipbuilders: Pioneers of Design and Construction' by Fred M Walker