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KEY BELOW: D / H / P (D means basic dimensions are shown; H means a history is given; P means one or more photographs are available)


Shipbuilder: Edwards Brothers, Howdon (1894 - 1897)

Shipbuilder: Edwards Brothers, North Shields (1893 - 1899)

In 1893, James & George Edwards, sons of HS Edwards at Howdon, acquired the site previously occupied by Hepple at North Shields. They built mainly fishing vessels under the name of Edwards Brothers and continued the Hepple ship and engine numbering series starting with 483. Although the main yard was at North Shields they also used the Howdon yard sporadically, presumably as an overflow facility when their own berths were full. On 1st September 1899, the business, along with that of HS Edwards was amalgamated with Smith's Dock Co Ltd (formerly T & W Smith).

The following were built at Howdon:

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
491 1894 Kate Thompson D / H
511 1895 D Diamantidis D / H
531 1896 Ashton D / H
532 1896 Barnsley D / H
533 1896 Chester D / H
534 1896 Derby D / H / P
535 1896 Tynemouth D / H
536 1897 City of London D / H / P
537 1897 City of Lincoln D / H
543 1897 Swallow D / H / P
544 1897 Swift D / H / P
545 1897 Martin D / H
546 1897 Prome D / H
547 1897 Hawk D / H
560 1897 Vanda D / H
561 1897 Alba D / H
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The following were built at North Shields:

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
483 1893 Tyne Castle D / H / P
484 1893 Tyne Belle D / H
485 1894 Chilian D / H
486 1894 Arizona D / H
487 1894 Campania D / H
488 1894 Aden D / H
489 1894 Brisbane D / H
490 1894 Cockatrice D / H
492 1894 Lucania D / H
493 1895 Thayetmyo D / H
494 1894 Caledonia D / H
495 1894 Calabria D / H
496 1895 Amarapoora D / H / P
497 1895 Catania D / H
498 1895 Unicorn D / H
499 1895 Caspian D / H / P
500 1896 Phoenix D / H
501 1895 Marietta N D / H
502 1895 Aldgate D / H
503 1895 Moulmein D / H / P
504 1895 Cevic D / H / P
505 1895 Gothic D / H / P
506 1895 Bassein D / H
507 1895 N E R No 1 D
508 1895 N E R No 2 D
509 1895 N E R No 3 D
510 1895 N E R No 4 D
512 1896 Coptic D / H
513 1896 Bovic D / H
514 1896 Ava D / H / P
515 1896 Owl D / H
516 1896 Aspasia D / H
517 1896 Hawk D / H / P
518 1896 Clio D / H
519 1896 Benton Castle D / H
520 1896 Upton Castle D / H
521 1896 Clytie D / H / P
522 1896 Carinthia D / H
523 1896 Devonian D / H
524 1896 Fuchsia D / H / P
525 1896 Gloxinia D / H
526 1896 Hydrangea D / H
527 1896 Ixia D / H
528 1896 Japonica D / H
529 1896 Waraneen D / H
530 1896 Lucerne D / H
538 1897 Lelia D / H
539 1897 Ostero D / H
540 1897 Svino D / H
541 1897 Waverley D / H
542 1897 Killarney D / H
548 1897 Teal D / H / P
549 1897 Snipe D / H
550 1897 Grouse D / H / P
551 1897 Pigeon D / H / P
552 1897 Plover D / H
553 1897 Wren D / H / P
554 1897 Quail D / H / P
555 1897 Gull D / H / P
556 1897 Jay D / H / P
557 1897 Dove D / H
558 1897 Empress (TT) D / H
559 1897 Westward Ho D / H
562 1898 Lawrenny Castle D / H
563 1898 Amroth Castle D / H
564 1898 Tenby Castle D / H
565 1898 Manorbier Castle D / H / P
566 1898 Pembroke Castle D / H
567 1897 Carroo D / H
568 1897 Ayrshire D / H
569 1897 Berkshire D / H
570 1898 Catalonia D / H
571 1897 Marian D / H
572 1898 Ladas D / H
573 1898 Lysander D / H / P
574 1898 Anglesey D / H
575 1898 Holland I D / H
576 1898 Dolfyn D / H
577 1898 Alaska D / H / P
578 1898 Alabama D / H
579 1898 Amazon D / H
580 1898 Annie D / H
581 1898 Nile D / H
582 1898 St Vincent D / H
583 1898 Waago D / H
584 1898 Minotaur D / H / P
585 1898 Active D / H
586 1898 Capricornus D / H / P
587 1898 Andromeda D / H
588 1898 Corona D / H
589 1898 Cassiopeia D / H
590 1898 Hercules D / H
591 1898 Simon D / H
592 1898 Frederik Cornelis D / H
593 1898 Nervien D / H / P
594 1898 Glendevon D / H
595 1898 Brisk D / H
596 1898 Vulture D / H
597 1898 Flucie Floss D / H
598 1899 Sir Lancelot D / H
599 1899 Sir Galahad D / H
600 1899 Sir Percivale D / H
601 1898 Arkansas D / H
602 1898 Videro D / H
603 1899 Andes D / H
604 1899 Algoma D / H
605 1899 Argentina D / H
606 1899 Thor D / H
607 1899 Sirdar D / H
608 1899 Akranes D / H / P
609 1899 Voorwaarts D / H
610 1899 Atlas D / H / P
611 1899 Albatros D / H
614 1899 Standard D / H
615 1899 Brimsnes D / H
616 1899 Zeehond D / H
617 1899 Bruinvisch D / H
618 1899 St Quintin D / H / P
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