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Crabtree and Co

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of South Town Works, Great Yarmouth

See William Fox Crabtree

1894 Mentions the large dumb barge built by W. F. Crabtree and Co of Southtown at their shipyard on Cobholm Island.[1]

1900 See Crabtree and Co: 1900 Business Overview

1901 '...traced the growth of the Mamma from its acquisition, 16 years ago, by Mr. Crabtree from Mr. William Barnes, who founded it nine years previously. When Mr. Crabtree took it over 25 men were being employed. Now there were over 120,...'[2]

1912 Shipbuilders

1922 Managing Director: W. F. Crabtree. Manufactures. — Ships up to 170 feet, marine engines.[3]

1935 Managing Director is J. S. Bellows.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Norfolk News - Saturday 15 September 1894
  2. Eastern Daily Press - Saturday 19 January 1901
  3. 1922 Who's Who In Engineering: Company C
  4. Yarmouth Independent - Saturday 27 July 1935
  • L. A. Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry: A Guide to Historical Records (1992)