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J. and D. Morris

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J. and D. Morris of Pelaw Main were shipbuilders

In the 19th Century, J. and D. Morris were largely a ship repairing yard on the North-East coast of England. However, by 1914 it started shipbuilding and completed five standard "C1" coasters.

1922 The yard had three berths for building steel steam coasters, usually between 300-400 grt.

1923 The yard went into liquidation leaving a partially built ship called Greyfriars (the largest ship it had ever built) partly-framed. The vessel was completed by T. Mitchison. There was also a long boilermaker strike in the same year which heralded the demise of the yard.

1925 The yard was demolished.

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Sources of Information

British Shipbuilding Yards. 3 vols by Norman L. Middlemiss