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1873 Iliff retired and the partnership became [[Mounsey and Foster]].  
 
1873 Iliff retired and the partnership became [[Mounsey and Foster]].  
  
Within a few years of Mounsey’s retirement in 1880, Robert Foster had formed a limited liability company, [[Sunderland Shipbuilding Co]] Ltd.  This was the first such business in the area, and became known as the "Limited Yard".
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Within a few years of Mounsey’s retirement in 1880, Robert Foster had formed a limited liability company, [[Sunderland Shipbuilding Co]] Ltd.  This was the first such business in the area, and became known as the "Limited Yard"<ref>Tyne and Wear [http://www.twsitelines.info/Siteline.nsf/SMR/6A49BE304A2A7F1B802576AF003E6B71?opendocument]</ref>.
 
 
Output of over 16,000 tons in 1900 made the yard the ninth most productive on the Wear.
 
 
 
The record over WW1 was also impressive, with production of 11 ships (totalling nearly 43,000 tons) and 19 small naval craft.
 
 
 
Subsequent to WW1, orders began to dwindle for the yard, and the final launch was in 1926. The yard closed and was demolished before the 1930s<ref>Tyne and Wear [http://www.twsitelines.info/Siteline.nsf/SMR/6A49BE304A2A7F1B802576AF003E6B71?opendocument]</ref>.
 
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 12:03, 19 September 2012

1870 Part of a timber shipbuilding yard was taken over by the partnership of Iliff and Mounsey. They proceeded to construct vessels in iron.

1873 Iliff retired and the partnership became Mounsey and Foster.

Within a few years of Mounsey’s retirement in 1880, Robert Foster had formed a limited liability company, Sunderland Shipbuilding Co Ltd. This was the first such business in the area, and became known as the "Limited Yard"[1].

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  1. Tyne and Wear [1]