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Thomas Vernon and Son

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of Brunswick Dock, Liverpool (1853)

Business established by Thomas Vernon

Also see Thomas Vernon and Co which was dissolved in 1849

1844 James Kennedy controlled the affairs of Thomas Vernon and Son, which was in the business of iron-shipbuilding; he prepared plans for vessels requiring exceptional strength, in which he introduced iron deck-beams, presumably as patented by Kennedy and Vernon.

1853 Thomas Vernon & Son; engineers and iron shipbuilders, SW corner Brunswick Dock; boiler yard 4 Denby St; Thomas Vernon, engineer, Rose Bank Cottage, Beresford Road, T Pk; John Vernon engr., Haymans Green, West Derby[1]

1857 Installed a new stern-post in SS Great Britain; it had been forged at the Mersey Foundry[2]

The yard was taken over by Bradley, Day and Co.[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Gore's Directory of Liverpool & its Environs, 1853
  2. The Engineer 1857/02/06
  3. [1] Engineering, 3 Jan 1868