Greetings, found this website while doing research on a shipwreck that had been chartered by the British Army in order to occupy Florida in 1764. The documents say that the artificer's tools, among other things,were lost. Have been trying to make sure I have correct definition of artificer for this time period, and have my facts straight. This is what I have so far, could anyone tell me if this is correct or reccomend a source for the correct information? Many thanks. (The ship was the INDUSTRY). "The broad axes recovered from the site 8SJ3478 were small and utilitarian, fitting in quite nicely with the mission of the Industry to deliver artificerâs tools to the army sent to protect and inhabit Englandâs new frontier. In 1764 the British Corps of Engineers (established in 1717) oversaw Artificer Companies consisting of contracted civilian artisans and laborers who undertook the âhard workâ of construction upon occupation."