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Hawthorn Leslie (Shipbuilders) Ltd, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1954 Private company.
1961 Shipbuilders and repairers, specialising in passenger and cargo liners, refrigerated dry cargo and ore carrying vessels, oil tankers and warships. 2,200 employees.
1961 Engaged as marine engineers and ship builders. 
1967 The Geddes report recommended the rationalisation of Tyneside shipbuilding into a regional group. The five yards on the river: Wallsend and Neptune (Swan Hunter), Hawthorn Leslie, Walker Naval Yard (of Vickers-Armstrongs) and Readhead shipyards merged into Swan Hunter and Tyne Shipbuilders. This was effective from 1st January 1968.
1977 Hawthorn Leslie was subsumed by British Shipbuilders.