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naval constructor

John Luke Porter, American naval constructor.

Background

Porter, John Luke was born on September 19, 1813 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Son of Joseph and Frances (Pritchard) Porter.

Career

Chief constructor Confederate Navy, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1862, designed ships North Carolina, Charleston, Columbia, Savannah.

Connections

Married Susan Buxton, 1834, 6 children.

father:
Joseph Porter

mother:
Frances (Pritchard) Porter

spouse:
Susan Buxton