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George Joseph Gladstone

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of London

Ship Builders

1866 G. J. Gladstone, of London, shipwright, thought steel might be used to advantage in the construction of river steamers, but that the substance of the plating of the bottoms, fore and aft, should not be reduced in thickness.

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