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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Iliff and Mounsey

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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".

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[1].

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Sources of Information

  1. Tyne and Wear [1]