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1916 Standard Shipbuilding Co bought the yard of Edward Finch and Co with funding from a consortium of other shipyard owners. The first task was to modernise the yard - a new venue was found just downstream of the Finch yard. The company was then renamed Edward Finch (1916).
1918 Government funding provided to build some Standard Ships
1920 A group of investors, the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co and the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co wanted to buy the yards but problems arose concerning the tax situation; eventually they formed Monmouth Shipbuilding Co to acquire the yards