Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Ship Builder

One of the main naval officers during the construction of the gun boats in the Gun Boat War mentioned yesterday was Vice-Admiral Andreas Schifter (1779 - 1852). A First Lieutenant and Lieutenant Commander during the war, he built gun boats in Norway, Holstein and Copenhagen in the first year, before he was commissioned to the ship of the line Pultusk, a commisioned not to his liking. After a travel around Europe, he came back to Holmen as ship master and more or less stayed there for the rest of his career.