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of Tower Hill and Vauxhall Yard, Bristol
Shipbuilders and marine engineers
Active from 1859 - 1924
Acraman's had a yard built in St Philip's Marsh near the Feeder Canal in 1839, where they built chain-propelled floating bridges for the Gosport-Portsmouth crossing which were too wide to pass through the floating harbour.
1840 Acraman's opened a second yard in Bedminster, a well equipped yard which built a number of early steam ships.
1862 The yard passed to John Payne Ltd
As the Vauxhall Yard, it launched dozens of small vessels directly into the New Cut
1925 The yard closed.
A good account of the Company and its vessels is given in Wikipedia