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Swan Hunter and Tyne Shipbuilders

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1967 The Geddes report recommended the rationalisation of Tyneside shipbuilding into a regional group. The five yards on the river: Wallsend and Neptune (Swan Hunter), Hawthorn Leslie, Walker Naval Yard (of Vickers-Armstrongs) and Readhead were merged into Swan Hunter and Tyne Shipbuilders. This was effective from 1st January 1968.

1967 The Craggs family sold their Goole and Cleland's yards to Swan Hunter which became part of the Small Ship Division. The Goole Yard then received work orders via Swan Hunter for large tankers, stern trawlers, sand dredgers and dry cargo coasters.

1968 In October of this year the Furness Yard on the Tees joined this new consortium of yards and the name was changed once again to Swan Hunter Shipbuilders in early 1969.

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