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T. W. Greenwell and Co

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T. W. Greenwell and Co, ship repairers, South Dock, Sunderland

1901 Incorporated as a private company, initially using public dry docks

1914 Listed as Marine Engineers. [1]

1925 A new dry dock of 500 ft was opened.[2]

1939 The company took a long lease on the No 1 dry dock from the River Wear Commissioners

1952 A new dock of 675 ft, taking the place of the old No 1 dry dock and capable of taking tankers of up to 32,000 dwt was opened. At the same time, the No 2 dry dock was extended to 565 ft.[3]

1954 Sunderland Shipbuilding, Dry Dock and Engineering Co was established, made up of the Thompson, Laing and Crown yards and the repairer T. W. Greenwell and Co.

1961 Ship repairers. 400 employees. [4]

1977 Became part of British Shipbuilders

1987 Company dissolved.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Kelly's Directory of Durham, 1914 p660
  2. Shipbuilding and Shipping Record July 30 1925
  3. Shipbuilding and Shipping Record October 2 1952
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  • J. W. Smith and T.S. Holden, Where Ships are Born (Sunderland, 1953)
  • L. A. Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry: A Guide to Historical Records (1992)