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HB002

Tyne

Hebburn

Newcastle Shipbuilding Co., Shipyard

Hebburn

54.977671, -1.531357

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Opened:

1919

Closed:

1921

Owners:

Newcastle Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

Types built here:

Screw Steamer

Customers (Not Exhaustive):

A/S Rudolf (Olsen & Ugelstad), Compania Maritima Bilbao

Estimated Output:

2

Construction Materials:

Iron

Status:

Redeveloped

Last Updated:

12/06/23

Description

This small shipyard was bought from Huntley ship repairers in 1919 to take advantage of the boom that was taking place post-war. It was bought by Sir John Crass, Harald Merryleee and N. Hunter-Doeg with one slipway and a few workshops.

Three berths were completed in 1920 and the first keel was laid in February of that year. The yard saw two ships constructed for export, but closed down in April 1921 as a result of an internal financial crisis.

Their ships were not fully completed, and had to be taken to Hartlepool and Scotland for completion.

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Ordnance Survey, 1916

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Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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