TYNE BUILT SHIPS
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Above: Select the required shipbuilder by using initial letter of the surname eg: Armstrong, Palmer or Readhead.

The above map dated 1855 is approximately 0.4 miles in width

Shipbuilders in South Shields, West Dock area:

D - West Dock
Name Shipbuilder's Name District Dates Ships
Edwards Harry S Edwards D - West Dock 1857 - 1863 4
Nicholson Nicholson & Horn D - West Dock 1803 - 1815 2
Nicholson Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop D - West Dock 1896 - 1896 1
Readhead John Readhead & Co, West Yard D - West Dock 1881 - 1888 58
Readhead J Readhead & Sons, West Yard D - West Dock 1888 - 1908 175
Readhead J Readhead & Sons Ltd D - West Dock 1909 - 1968 216
Readhead J Readhead & Sons Ltd, Government Series D - West Dock 1915 - 1920 13
Robson Robson Boats D - West Dock 1974 - 1974 1
Straker Straker & Barras D - West Dock 1821 - 1826 11
Straker Straker & Co D - West Dock 1827 - 1830 5
Swan Hunter Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd D - West Dock 1969 - 1982 13
Temple Simon Temple (Snr & Jnr) D - West Dock 1797 - 1804 4
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Note: Other shipbuilders building in "South Shields" could well have been building here.