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Schlesinger, Davies and Co

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of Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, shipbuilders

1865 See 1865 Tyne Shipbuilders for detail of the tonnage produced

1872 of Wallsend[1].

1873 Coulson, Cooke and Co moved to a site at Wallsend bordering the yard of Schlesinger, Davies and Co[2]

1897 C. S. Swan and Hunter acquired the adjoining yard of Schlesinger, Davies and Co which increased the yard's total area by a further seven acres. The latter yard was re-equipped to handle a new type of construction - the construction of floating docks.

1902 the Schlesinger Davies yard was reorganised for two new building berths, 750 feet in length, for the construction of the largest types of ships.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Commercial Directory and Shippers Guide, 1872
  2. Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson [1]