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Green, Wigram and Green

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1829 Richard Green became a partner in the firm Wigram and Green, which was renamed Green, Wigram and Green.

1832 Green, Wigram and Green of Blackwall employed from 500 to 1,000 men [1]

1833 Green, Wigram and Green of Blackwall launch the 'Monarch' the largest steam-ship ever built in the country and owned by the Edinburgh Steam Co. Powered by two 100 hp engines by Boulton and Watt [2]

1836 Wigram and Green of Blackwall launch the 'Countess of Lonsdale' of 700 tons. Owned by the General Steam Navigation Co. [3]

1843 the shipbuilding partnership of Wigram and Green expired - the shipyard was divided down the middle. Money Wigram and Sons retained the western half and the Greens the eastern half, later becoming R. and H. Green and Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Morning Chronicle, Wednesday, October 17, 1832
  2. The Morning Post, Tuesday, July 02, 1833
  3. The Blackburn Standard, Wednesday, August 10, 1836