NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:39 pm

I wondered if there was any interest in the marine engine builders on the north east coast. From the early days of steam these companies made an enormous contribution to British, shipbuilding, marine engineering as well as the local and national economy.
It would be nice to see a representation of as many engine builders as possible.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby magoonigal » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:03 pm

OK Here's a start with Tug Engine Builders with thanks to John Proud.

North Shields.

J P Almond.
Baird Brothers.
Baird & Barnsley.
R B Findley & Son.
Heckels Brothers.
Hepple & Company.
G P Hepple.
Hepple & Landells.
Richard Landells.
T R Scott & Co.
William Scott.
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby magoonigal » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:07 pm

South Shields.

Hepple & Company.
Hepple & Company Limited.
J D Marshall.
R J Marshall.
Marshall Brothers.
John Readhead & Company.
Readhead & Softley.
Readhead, Softley & Company.
J P Rennoldson.
J P Rennoldson & Sons.
J P Rennoldson & Sons Ltd.
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby magoonigal » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:08 pm

Low Walker.

T Hepple.
T Hepple & Company.
Hepple & Landells.
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby Whickham » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:10 pm

This is a list that I have been developing as a background task:

http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/engines_all.html
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby magoonigal » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:16 pm

Other Tug Engine Builders.

W Hepple & Son, Newcastle.

John Robson, Gateshead.

Wear Engine Works, Sunderland.

North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend.

Richardson's Westgarth & Co Ltd. Middlesbrough.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:16 pm

These posts are fascinating. Having only been involved with slow speed main engines, it is fascinating to see how many other companies have been building engines. This adds perspective to North East engine building. Is there a book about these builders? If not there surely should be. "Ritchies" by Peter Hogg, lists Richardson and Westgarths engine contracts. I have been trying for many years to list every Doxford engine built world wide and wish that there was a list of every engine built on the north east coast, builder by builder. Footballers get recognition and adulation for what? Yet a couple of hundred years of engine building by teens of thousands of skilled men, each working for decades, day in day out, making enormous contributions to shipbuilding engineering, seafaring, the war efforts, local and national economies, is hardly noticed.
Thanks for these posts
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby northeast » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:22 pm

This is a list that has been used to help to put engine builders into Dave's Tyne-built site, may overlap with some already quoted in this thread. Some of these are duplicates in that they represent changes in name of the same establishment.

North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Sunderland
North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn
Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Robert Stephenson & Co, Newcastle
R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Tyne Engineering Works Company, Ouseburn, Newcastle
Hawks, Crawshay & Son, Gateshead
Black, Hawthorn & Co, Gateshead
T Clark & Co, Newcastle
Thompson, Boyd & Co, Newcastle
John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields
Blair & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees
Central Marine Engine Works, West Hartlepool
George Clark Ltd, Sunderland
T Richardson & Sons Ltd, Hartlepool
Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Hartlepool
Westgarth, English & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Sir Christopher Furness, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
J Dickinson & Sons, Sunderland
Parson’s Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby Whickham » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:31 pm

Just come across Wilson & Hall, North Shields in 1873
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:38 pm

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NEM 1949 advert

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George Clark 1949 advert

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Doxford 1949 advert
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