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Central Marine Engine Works

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1889. Quadruple Expansion Engines.
Plan of works in 1893
1913. Engines and boiler of the SS Boeton.
Display at the Museum of Hartlepool
1932. Engine for the SS. Kepwickall.

The Central Marine Engine Works of West Hartlepool and Hartlepool

1883 Company established by William Gray and Co to manufacture their own engines on site; they recruited Thomas Mudd from T. Richardson and Sons to set up the business.

1888 Conversion of engines in SS Suez. [1]

1888 The company of William Gray and Co was registered on 21 December, to take over the business carried on by the firm of William Gray and Co and the Central Marine Engineering Works. [2]

1893 Article about the works in Engineering

1894 Triple Expansion Engines for the SS Maori. Article and illustration in 'The Engineer'. Company is shown as The Central Engine works. [3]

1914 Directory: Listed as Iron Founders, Marine Engineers and Boiler Makers. [4]

1914 Marine and General Engineers, Boilermakers, Iron and Brass Founders, Coppersmiths, Makers of Forgings and Drop Forgings, Machinery Repairers, Pump and Steamship Auxiliary Makers. [5]

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Sources of Information

  • Hartlepool Built [1]