Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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Thomas Marshall (of Newcastle)

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1839 Launched a small iron paddle steamer named the 'Star' from his yard below the Lawe Top.

1842 Launched the world's first steam collier - the 'Bedlington' - length 135 feet

1859 Closed. by this time they had launched 99 iron vessels

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Lost Industries of the Tyne by Alan Morgan, Ken Smith and Tom Yellowley. Published 2013. ISBN 978 1 85795 216 2