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Yarrow and Hedley

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1867. Scene at The Yarrow Yard.
1869. Steam Launch for the Viceroy of Egypt.
June 1872.

of Folly Wall, Isle of Dogs, Poplar.

1865/6 Alfred Yarrow established a partnership with Robert Hedley as Yarrow and Hedley, at Folly Wall, Poplar on the Isle of Dogs (adjacent to the yard of Samuda Brothers) to build steam river launches.

1870s Built torpedo boats for the Argentine and Japanese navies

1875 Partnership changed. '...the Partnership between the undersigned, Alfred Fernandez Yarrow and Robert Hedley, in the trade or business of Engineers and Steam Launch Builders, at Hope-yard, Blackwall, Middlesex, under the firm of Yarrow and Hedley, was this day dissolved by mutual consent; and in future the business will be carried on by the said Alfred Fernandez Yarrow, on his separate account...'[1]

The firm became Yarrow and Co

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