The 5th of June History Calendar

On this day 153 years ago in 1871, died at Burton Stather aged 41 after suffering a stroke. William was the son of John Wray and took over management of the shipyard when his father retired in 1853. Having acquired a good knowledge of the principles of shipbuilding, he introduced improvements in the lines of the ships built at Burton Stather. In 1866 he became a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. After his death Geroge Morfin took over management of the shipyard.

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