William Pitt (ship-builder)

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William Pitt (died 1840, in Malta) was an English ship-builder who was the Master Attendant at Jamaica Dockyard, and later of Malta. His amusing poem of "The Sailor's Consolation" is in many collections credited to Charles Dibdin.


  • Charles Dibdin, Sea songs and ballads, by Dibdin and others (1863), p. 192.
  • Nathan David Thompson, The Royal Gallery of Poetry and Art (1886) p. 538.

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