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 163,436 pages of information and 245,908 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.

Tees Docks

From Graces Guide
1907.

1907 The first coping stone (a granite block brought from the quarries at the Assuan Dam) was laid at the new graving docks and shipyard that the Smith's Dock Company, Limited, of North and South Shields, was establishing on the south side of the River Tees at Southbank.

1909/10 The last two vessels launched by Smith's at North Shields were fitted out at the new South Bank yard in 1909-1910 [1].

1960s With ships getting larger, the depth of the channel leading to Middlesbrough Dock was starting to restrict operations. As heavy industry was already moving downstream it seemed a logical decision to establish a new dock further down river to serve these growing industries. The port authority officially opened a new facility Tees Dock in Redcar in 1963. This had just two cranes and a warehouse initially.

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Sources of Information

  1. Tees built ships [1]
  • [2] Port of Middlesbrough