David Hoy, Master Shipwright 1785- 1857
David Hoy has no family connection to me except for the fact that he built a ship in 1847, bought by my great-great-grandfather for use as a trading vessel across the Pacific and South China Sea. I became fascinated by David’s story, he had a most interesting and eventful life… and I only know the half of it! he was born around 1875 and my first information on him is in the mid 1820’s in Van Dieman’s Land, later called Tasmania. He was born in Scotland, trained as a Master Shipwright in Baltimore, and lived and died in Tasmania, in Hobart in 1857.