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Linthorpe-Dinsdale Yard

From Graces Guide

AKA Lin-Din Yard

1952 The 500th all-welded steel barge built by the Tees-side Bridge and Engineering Co was launched from the Linthorpe-Dinsdale yard[1]

Later became part of Redpath Dorman Long

1980 Redpath Offshore Ltd came into public ownership - announcement by British Steel Corporation[2]

1982 Redpath Offshore operated the Linthorpe-Dinsdale Yard at Middlesbrough.

1980s The Linthorpe-Dinsdale Yard, which was adjacent to and upriver from Dawson’s Wharf (see Middlesbrough Dock), developed a key role in the region’s proposition to the oil and gas sector. It was used for constructing large rigs and modules, many of which were loaded onto barges for onward delivery and installation in the North Sea.

1998 A. V. Dawson purchased the Lin-Din site at Middlesbrough from Kvaerner Oil & Gas. The site included the three 42-metre-high fabrication halls and a load-out area and two berths immediately in front of the halls. The two berths were rebranded as North Sea Supply Base Number 1 and Number 2 to illustrate a major refocussing on the oil and gas sector. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Shipping World and Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering News 1952
  2. The London Gazette 10 December 1980
  3. [1] Port of Middlesbrough)
  • [2] Port of Middlesbrough