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Shipbuilder: Thomas Brown, Howdon (1840 - 1850)

Thomas Brown was born in Newcastle in 1814. On the 12th of June 1844, Newcastle Council granted permission to Thomas Brown to laydown a slipway at East Howdon. This slipway can be seen on the 1846 Fordyce Map. In 1851, as a shipbuilder employing 120 men, he was reported as buying out Charles Smith and Sons at Willington Quay but he was said to have ‘been killed the same year’. Above is an extract from Tyne Shipyard Biographies, copyright of Ron French.

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1845 Falconer D / H
1846 Alpha D / H
1846 Beta D / H
1847 Content
1847 Delta D / H
1847 Elizabeth D / H
1847 Gamma D / H
1848 Progress
1849 Alpha D / H
1849 Dale D / H
1850 Junius D / H
1850 Partisan
1850 Queen of Sheba
1850 Stag D / H