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Report - Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard - Hebburn - June 2011

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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