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 163,139 pages of information and 245,599 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.

Tranmere Bay Development Co

From Graces Guide

1902 "Laird Brothers and John Jones and Sons formed the Tranmere Bay Development Co Ltd. in March 1902 to undertake work on a 98.5 acre site at Tranmere, up-river from the existing yard of Laird Brothers. The installations included a yard to build ships of up to 1,000ft in length, well in excess of the largest size envisaged. It was provided with six slipways, two graving docks, new engine and boiler shops and a 15 acre fitting out basin, the UK's largest privately owned wet dock. The docks and basin were opened in 1906."[1] John Jones was soon after bought out.


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Sources of Information

  1. Steel, Ships and Men:Cammell Laird, 1824-1993 by Kenneth Warren (p103)