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William Allan and Co

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1895. Triple expansion engines of the SS Lizzie Westoll.

W. Allan and Co of Scotia Engine works, Sunderland.

1888 Founded by William Allan

1894 Incorporated as William Allan and Company Limited.

1900 Amalgamation of three companies: T. Richardson and Sons of Hartlepool; Sir Christopher Furness, Westgarth and Co of Middlesbrough and William Allan and Co of Scotia Engine works, Sunderland to form Richardsons, Westgarth and Co

William Allan and Company Limited went into voluntary liquidation in December 1900.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • L. A. Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry: A Guide to Historical Records (1992)
  • The National Archives BT 31/5824/40864
  • London Gazette 21 December 1900