Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Postby Whickham » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:49 pm

I am currently trying to complete a history of Ryton Marine who built ships in a covered yard at Davey Bank Wallsend. They didn't last very long unfortunately, starting in 1971 and going bust in 1973. You can find my current findings at: http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/Ryton.html where there is a list of ships and the HISTORY button takes you though to more information.

Now the reason for drawing your attention to this.
Has anyone any knowledge of Ryton Engineering, where were they based? They built a series of steel yachts and possibly other stuff as well. Any information/photos?
Has anyone got photos of the Ryton Marine site at Davey Bank? or photos of the TRITON which was built in 1972.

Finally anyone know why they failed, too ambitious too soon or was it the problems on the FREDA that pulled them down?

Any help appreciated.
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Re: Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Postby northeast » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:44 am

I have a couple of extra yard number on file
BERNICIA 528
NETLEY CASTLE 531
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Re: Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Postby Whickham » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:42 pm

Thanks George, all the little bits build up the overall picture.
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Re: Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Postby Whickham » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:39 pm

I wonder what building sequence they were following to have 528 as their third vessel. Also wonder what was 530?
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Re: Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Postby teesships » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:39 pm

Might the BENVOLIO have been no. 530?
See: http://www.fleetwood-fishing-industry.c ... lio-fd347/

I've also found a bit of a strange one!
http://www.hull-check.com/index.php?imo=7422441 states the TROILUS was built by Ryton in 1975! Yard no. 535
Miramar adds credence to this by also showing Ryton as builders, albeit it seems she was not completed until 1980!

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Re: Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Postby Whickham » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:19 pm

Yes Ron, I guess it could be. I referred to this fishing boat, but not by name but as a part of their forward order book when they went into liquidation. I felt that as they hadn't made a start on her that I wouldn't list her in the yard list (as it is).

As for your OCEAN HARVEST ex OLIVIER, ex TROILUS I am at a loss. Could she be the TRITON from 1972?

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Re: Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Postby northeast » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:19 am

No mention of BENVOLIO here?
http://www.berwickshipyard.com/1973%20-%2079.html

Yard numbers .... any coincidence that Mitchison finished with y.n. 526 in 1962?
Were any ex Mitchison managers involved with Ryton?
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Re: Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Postby Whickham » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:10 am

BENVOLIO is listed on the Berwick site as YN 1003 launched 10/1976.

As for the Mitchison connection, an interesting observation, but I'm not aware of any connection between the firms.

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Re: Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Postby northeast » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:02 pm

Mitchison were going to continue with
527 HECTOR GULL
528 HECTOR GANNET
but both transferred to Appledore after their collapse

As BERNICIA was Ryton 528 then maybe the intended number was transferred and possibly TRITON or FREDA CUNNINGHAM were allocated 527.

No proof but I find this co-incidence of numbers and time frame an indication of a likely connection!
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Re: Ryton Engineering and Ryton Marine

Postby Whickham » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:20 pm

You are building a compelling case George. What's the link???
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