A shipwright; a carpenter who works at ship-building.(noun)
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "ship-carpenter" in a sentence
"He was a ship-carpenter by trade and a cooper for The Mayflower, which was usually docked at Southampton."
"The Baton Rogue is also on the east side of the M.ssisippi, and distant twenty-six leagues from New Orleans: it was formerly the grant of M. Artaguette d'Iron: it is there we see the famouse cypress-tree of which a ship-carpenter offered to make two pettyaugres, one of sixteen, the other of fourteen tons."
"He then apprenticed himself to a ship-carpenter for four years, taking a trip down the coast now and then, and watching his chance for the next move."