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 163,367 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

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.

Standard Shipbuilding Co

From Graces Guide

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[1]

1920 A group of investors, the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co and the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co wanted to buy the yards[2] but problems arose concerning the tax situation; eventually they formed Monmouth Shipbuilding Co to acquire the yards [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 05, 1921
  2. The Times, Feb 05, 1920
  3. The Times, Apr 22, 1920