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Austin and Hunter, ship builders of Sunderland
1876 Built the Fenton, of 784 tons gross, for Mr. W. Milnes.
1876 Mention of 'Messrs. S. P. Austin and Hunter' 
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.