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Forth Shipbuilding and Engineering Co

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  • WWI Building ships

Forth Shipbuilding and Engineering Co came into existence during World War I when Vickers Ltd. took over three yards that had previously operated as separate entities on the river Forth.

  • World War I - The yard made three standard "D" type colliers, three standard "H" type colliers and half a dozen coasters. A further dozen colliers were also made in the post war period for French and Norwegian companies.
  • 1920s - The yard made a number of larger shelterdeckers and a coastal liner for the London and Edinburgh Shipping Co The yard went on to build two large cargo-liners for a Dutch company. Vickers closed the yard down in 1923 due to the slump in freight rates, completing its last ship Ravnefjell for a Norwegian company.

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Sources of Information

  • British Shipbuilding Yards. 3 vols by Norman L. Middlemiss