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1875 - Manager Constructive Department Appointed

1st April. Mr. W. B. Robinson was the last Master Shipwright at Portsmouth for on the 1st April the title changed to that of Chief Constructor.

Interestingly on his appointment to the yard on 19th January 1869 he was styled Master Shipwright and Engineer. The Chief Constructor’s post was upgraded on 1st January to that of Manager, Constructive Department - known in the dockyard as MCD.