John Patton born aboard a ship to America can't be born in Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland?

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WikiTree profile: Matthew Patton
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I believe in those circumstances they attached the place of birth to the ownership of the vessel.  Was the ship from Londonderry?  There was a ship's port there.
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