HMS ST. Lawrence

John Reid

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even though Kingston Naval yard was a royal English yard most of the shipwrights were French from Quebec. The shipwright who built the St Lawrence William Bell was Irish who worked in a French yard in Quebec and I think his brother John had a yard in Quebec.
could be why the framing of the St Lawrence was a French system of framing and not the standard English bends and filler system.
Thank you, lots of great info here.
 

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Hallo John,
we wish you all the Best and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Enjoy your day

Birthday-Cake
 

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Happy birthday John, have a nice celebration, greetings-
 

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We are now in the process of downsizing so my actual building of the St. Lawrence will be put on hold for now. It may be a little late to start such a big project anyway as I have recently developed COPD which makes it hard to get around now. Cheers John.
 

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A thoroughly interesting project.You have my deepest sympathy John as I have a few friends with COPD and I also went through tests as the doctor believed I may have contracted the disease.All I can say is give it a little time for yourself to get used to your limitations and how to work around them.

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John Reid

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Thank you so much, Nigel, for your kind words. I quit smoking 40 years ago but the body never forgets. I can't complain though my hands and eyes are still ok and I have never had a serious till now. Cheers! John.
 
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