Amble Shipbuilding Company

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Amble Shipbuilding Company

Postby northeast » Wed May 23, 2012 5:52 pm

Two photos on file from this small shipyard

ROGER BECK
1924, 114grt
Amble Ship Building, Amble (38) for Swansea Pilots
Served them well until broken up at Connah's Quay commencing on 4/1/1960
ROGERBECK1924A.jpg

ROGERBECK1924B.jpg


CALDERGATE
1926, 138grt
Amble Shipbuilding Company, Amble (40), and the last vessel from this small yard
Built for Anglo American, later Esso as shown in her funnel colours
She was registered at Hull
There is a reference in 'Marine News' 1976, p.138 to her being sold to a company called Harrison on the Thames as a bunkering tanker and later as a 'tank hulk' before being sold to breakers at Dartford Creek in October 1975. I had noted her on the Thames in August 1961.
CALDERGATE1926.jpg
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Re: Amble Shipbuilding Company

Postby billy_s » Tue May 29, 2012 7:57 pm

Thanks for the info.Hadn't realised that there had been a shipbuilding company at Amble.
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Re: Amble Shipbuilding Company

Postby magoonigal » Tue May 29, 2012 10:16 pm

Yes it was set up c 1918 by Palmers to build Concrete Tugs for the British Admiralty and originally called the 'Amble Ferro Concrete Co Ltd'.
They built two Tugs, Yard No 25 Cretebow and Yard No 26 Cretestem in 1919. They then went on to build a number of small vessels, some of which have been mentioned on the Forum.

The Yard was situated on the area known as 'The Braid'. Not sure when it closed as I cannot find the book I'm looking for!
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Re: Amble Shipbuilding Company

Postby northeast » Wed May 30, 2012 6:24 am

It became a subsidiary of the mighty Palmers (of the Tyne) and here is my list:

X means dumb, yard no. at the right side

A.M.P. 20 Tanker 1921 261 X AMBLE (PALMERS)
ANGLO MEX 101 Tug 1921 172 SR AMBLE (PALMERS) 28
A.M.P. 3 Tanker 1921 261 X AMBLE (PALMERS)
ANGLO MEX Tug 1921 230 SR AMBLE (PALMERS) 29
A.B.GOWAN Ferry 1921 192 SR AMBLE (PALMERS) 27
A.P.O.C.No.13 Tanker 1924 224 X AMBLE (PALMERS) 37
CORY OIL No.2 Tanker 1924 206 SRA AMBLE (PALMERS) 34
CORY OIL No.1 Tanker 1924 206 SRA AMBLE (PALMERS) 33
KHUZISTAN Tanker 1924 871 SRA AMBLE (PALMERS) 36
ROGER BECK Pilot 1924 114 SR AMBLE (PALMERS) 38
SOUTHGATE Tanker 1925 143 MA AMBLE (PALMERS) 39
CALDERGATE Tanker 1926 138 MA AMBLE (PALMERS) 40
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Re: Amble Shipbuilding Company

Postby northeast » Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:10 pm

Ref. CRETESTEM, dismantled 1937, hull bombed and sunk in Hendon Dock, Sunderland on 24/05/1940 ... post war, hull dumped on the shore south of the Wear. Did someone once say that a section of her hull is still visible?
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Re: Amble Shipbuilding Company

Postby teesships » Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:17 pm

George,
Could you be thinking of the CRETEHAWSER?
See photo on her second page from 2018.
See: viewtopic.php?f=206&t=5908

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Re: Amble Shipbuilding Company

Postby northeast » Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:44 pm

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Re: Amble Shipbuilding Company

Postby northeast » Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:48 pm

Mind you, here's another, wrecked off Whitburn!

http://www.sunderlandships.com/view.php ... CRETECABLE
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