Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Jake Bolson and Son

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Jake Bolson and Son of Poole

1930 Jake Bolson and Son became a limited company in 1930, as was the associated Skylark Shipyard

WWII The shipbuilding yard came into existence during World War II as a way of meeting the demand for small craft during this period.

1940s the yard made oil barges for the Iranians along with motor barges for the Isle of Wight and British Transport Commission.

1950s The yard also undertook repair and construction of small craft such as hoppers, dredgers and sludge craft.

1960s From the late 50s onwards the yard began making larger sand dredgers and coasters for South Coast Shipping Co. In addition, two coastal tankers were completed for Esso. Other craft completed included excursion ferries, oil rig supply vessels and dry cargo coasters.

1973 The yard abandoned shipbuilding, continuing as a ship repairer.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • British Shipbuilding Yards. 3 vols by Norman L. Middlemiss
  • [1] www.simplonpc.co.uk