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 163,173 pages of information and 245,641 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.

Tyne Pontoons and Dry Docks Co

From Graces Guide

1882 Company founded; the yard was located immediately to the north of the Wigham Richardson works; John Wigham Richardson was a director[1]

1903 C. S. Swan and Hunter merged with Wigham Richardson and Tyne Pontoons and Dry Docks Co specifically to bid for the prestigious contract to build the Mauretania for Cunard. Their bid was successful, and the new company, Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson, went on to build what was to become, in its day, the most famous ocean going liner in the world. The yard covered 80 acres with river frontage of 4,000 feet. The company was registered on 15 June. [2]

Wallsend Dry Docks seem to have later occupied this site.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Memoirs of John Wigham Richardson
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. [1] Tyne Built Ships