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of Wivenhoe, near Colchester
With the decline of shipbuilding on the River Thames, John Assheton Rennie moved to Wivenhoe, in Essex, where he took over the old Forrest Shipbuilding Yard and renamed it the Rennie-Forrest yard, continuing to build river vessels and coasters for the Crown Agents for the Colonies and others. He sold the business after the 1914-1918 war.
1923 Company wound up. '...a General Meeting of the Members of the above named Company will be held at 21, Ironmonger-lane, in the city of London, on Monday, the 17th December, 1923, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of having an account laid before it showing the manner in which the winding-up has been conducted...'