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George Bartram

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George Bartram was a shipbuilder in Sunderland

He opened his yard Bartram and Sons at Hylton in 1837.

1871 The business moved to South Dock; it was the only firm to launch ships directly into the North Sea.

1967 The company was taken over by Austin and Pickersgill.

The yard closed in 1978.

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