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George Short was a shipbuilder in Sunderland
1850 Started shipbuilding at Hylton
1869 moved to Pallion. His four sons, George, John Young, Thomas and Joseph also joined the newly located yard.
1871 The yard was known as Short Brothers. It built more ships for local owners than any other yard. John Young Short built up a reputation as a designer of ships. His designs for cargo ships were considered to be outstanding: they had better lines and greater beam which in turn gave greater stability and seaworthiness.
The business closed in 1964 when the firm was unwilling to redevelop and build bigger ships.
The yard was demolished, although Bartram’s took over the fitting out quay, which was still in use in the 1980s.