Worshipful Company of Shipwrights

Infobox Livery Company
name = Worshipful Company of Shipwrights


motto = "Within The Ark Safe For Ever"
location = Ironmongers' Hall, The Barbican, London
formation = 1782
association = Shipbuilders
precedence = 59th
master =
website = [http://www.shipwrights.co.uk www.shipwrights.co.uk]

The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Shipwrights have not, unlike other Livery Companies, ever received a Royal Charter. Instead, it is considered incorporated "by prescription" because the body has for a long time (since the twelfth century) used the title. The Company was made a Livery Company in 1782. The Company is no longer, as is the case with other Livery Companies, a trade association for members of the trade, in this case, shipbuilding. Now, the Company supports maritime research and various charities. The Shipwrights' Company ranks fifty-ninth in the order of precedence for Livery Companies. Its motto is "Within The Ark Safe For Ever".

External links

* [http://www.shipwrights.co.uk/ The Shipwrights' Company]


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