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Luke and George Blumer

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Luke and George Blumer were shipbuilders and repairers, of Hartlepool

1848 Luke Blumer and Son started shipbuilding although they were primarily a ship repairing company. This sometimes included buying ships which had been stranded or wrecked, repairing them, and selling them for profit. They only built new ships when business was quiet, in order to keep their workforce employed.

In the twenty years the firm existed, they only built ten ships.

George later took over the business.

While in business, Blumers had traded under the company names of:

  • Luke Blumer and Son
  • George Blumer
  • George Blumer and Son

1868 The business closed after George Blumer’s death. The yard and a vessel on the slipway were taken over by the neighbouring shipyard of Denton, Gray and Co.

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Sources of Information

[1] Hartlepool Council Web Site