Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Austin and Hunter

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Austin and Hunter, ship builders of Sunderland

After 1871, George Burton Hunter returned to Wearside and formed a partnership with S. P. Austin, presumably Austin and Hunter.

1876 Built the Fenton, of 784 tons gross, for Mr. W. Milnes.

1876 Mention of 'Messrs. S. P. Austin and Hunter' [1]

1878 Charles S. Swan was making arrangements with George Burton Hunter of Austin and Hunter at Sunderland to join him. Hunter, a young Wearside shipbuilder, had earned a reputation on the North East Coast.

1879 This partnership was dissolved; Burton became Manager of a new firm known as C. S. Swan and Hunter on Tyneside.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Newcastle Courant, England), Friday, June 2, 1876