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Report - Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard - Hebburn - June 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by mrex, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. mrex

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    History taken from from wikipedia:

    R. & W. Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Limited, usually referred to as Hawthorn Leslie,
    was a shipbuilding and locomotive manufacturer.
    The Company was founded on Tyneside in 1886 and ceased building ships in 1982.

    The Company was formed by the merger of the shipbuilder A. Leslie and Company in Hebburn
    with the locomotive works of R. and W. Hawthorn at St.Peter's in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1886.
    The Company disposed of its locomotive manufacturing interests in 1937 to Robert Stephenson and
    Company which became Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns Ltd.

    Perhaps the most famous ship built by the Company was HMS Kelly launched in 1938
    and commanded by Lord Louis Mountbatten. In 1968 the Company's shipbuilding
    interests were merged with that of Swan Hunter and the Vickers Naval Yard to create
    Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders.

    The Company's main shipbuilding yard at Hebburn closed in 1982, was sold to Cammell Laird
    and then acquired by A&P Group in 2001 but now lies derelict.


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