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Above: Select the required shipbuilder by using initial letter of the surname eg: Armstrong, Palmer or Readhead.

Shipbuilder: Anderson, Johnson & Littlejohn, St Lawrence (1891 - 1892)

Shipbuilder: Anderson & Laverick, St Lawrence (1892 - 1893)

Shipbuilder: Anderson, Laverick & Co Ltd, St Lawrence (1893 - 1894)

Anderson, Johnson & Littlejohn built ships at St Lawrence, Newcastle, near the Mushroom Landing.
An 1891 directory advert describes the firm as Shipbuilders, Shiprepairers, Yacht & Boat Builders, with a patent slip and gridiron at St Lawrence. The business was said to be ‘late of Thomas Brown’ at Mushroom Slip.
An 1892 advert uses the same layout as the previous firm, suggesting the same site was used for this new partnership. This new firm of Anderson Laverick were probably the first to build iron/steel vessels there although they themselves built at least one wooden hull among their Yard List of 18 or so. The partners were named in local 1892 directory as Douglas M Anderson of 104 Harbottle Street and Stanley Laverick of 133 Denmark Street...both named as ‘Shipbuilders’.
However, by the turn of the century shipbuilding had ceased on this site and today it is underneath the City Quayside extensions, near the Spillers Flour Mill.
Above is an extract from Tyne Shipyard Biographies, copyright of Ron French.

The above map is dated 1859 and is approximately 0.6 miles in width.

KEY BELOW: D - Dimensions; H - History; P - Photographs
(TT) - Opens link on our sister web site Tyne Tugs

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1 1891 Tyne Fisher D / H
2 1891 Tyne Wave D / H
3 1892 Pacific D / H
4 1892 Wharfinger D / H
5 1892 Carlito
6 1893 Cromer D / H
7 1892 Mav D / H
8 1892 Charles D / H
9 1893 Stewart (TT) D / H / P
10 1893 Dragon D / H
11 1893 Cornubia D / H
12 1893 Rescue (TT) D / H
13 1894 Keel Row D / H / P
14 1894 Mieres D / H
16 1894 Demetri (TT) D / H
17 1894 Waverley D / H
18 1894 Johan Jebsen D / H / P
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