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Aldous Successors

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of Brightlingsea, Essex.

The yard was owned by the Aldous family and built ships in wood and steel which were then re-erected overseas.[1]

1875 Company founded.

1934 Became private company.

1928 Saxonia - bawley built by Aldous Successors Ltd of Brightlingsea.

1942 Built a 45' refuelling boat for Sunderland Flying Boats, Pennant no:1058.

1961 Manufacturers of vessels up to 160ft in length, in wood and steel, also re-erection of craft up to 300ft. Three slipways of 500 tons capacity, 250ft in length. 120 employees. [2]

1965 Company liquidated.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. British Shipbuilding Yards. 3 vols by Norman L. Middlemiss
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/43613/page/3229/data.pdf