Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Hansen Shipbuilding and Repairing Co

From Graces Guide

Hansen Shipbuilding and Repairing Company was a shipbuilding company based in Northam, Bideford, Devon

1919 Established by Sven Wohlford Hansen, a Norwegian shipbuilder with a previous successful history of shipbuilding in Cardiff.

Prior to 1919, the yard had mainly built coasters and Hansen continued this tradition.

1921 Hansen received a baronetcy in the New Year's honours for public and local services.[1]

1921 Acquired Graham's Navigation (Merthyr) Collieries Limited,

1924 After building three coasters for his own fleet, the freight slump of the 1920s bankrupted Hansen and the yard closed down in 1924.[2]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • The National Archives BT 31/24402/153173
  • L. A. Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry: A Guide to Historical Records (1992)
  • British Shipbuilding Yards. 3 vols by Norman L. Middlemiss