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Shipbuilder: T Hepple & Son, Low Walker (1862 - 1872)

Shipbuilder: Hepple & Co, South Shields (1873 - 1881)

Shipbuilder: Hepple & Co, North Shields (1881 - 1893)

Shipbuilder: Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields (1894 - 1919)

Shipbuilder: Hepples (1919) Ltd, South Shields (1919 - 1924)

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1862 Ajax (TT) D / H
1862 Bon Accord (TT) D / H
141 1862 Commissioner (TT) D / H
1862 Marseille (TT) D / H
1862 Montrose (TT) D / H
1862 Pearl (TT) D / H
1862 Royal Albert (TT) D / H
1862 Sailor (TT) D / H
1862 Sunbeam (TT) D / H
1863 Arabian (TT) D / H
1863 Jasper (TT) D / H
1863 Petrel (TT) D / H
1863 Pilot (TT) D / H
1863 Pioneer (TT) D / H
1863 Progress (TT) D / H
1863 Ruby (TT) D / H
1863 Success (TT) D / H / P
1863 Vivid (TT) D / H
1863 Wilberforce (TT) D / H
1864 Commodore (TT) D / H
1864 Endeavour (TT) D / H
32 1864 Iron King (TT) D / H
1864 Lightning (TT) D / H
1864 Mariner (TT) D / H
1864 Rambler (TT) D / H
1864 Transit D / H
1864 Walker (TT) D / H
1864 Zealous (TT) D / H
1865 Breadalbane (TT) D / H
1865 Empress (TT) D / H
1865 Her Majesty (TT) D / H
1865 Powerful (TT) D / H
1865 Prudhoe (TT) D / H
1865 Robin Hood (TT) D / H
1865 Terrible (TT) D / H
1865 Walker (TT) D / H
1865 Wanderer (TT) D / H
1865 Wilberforce (TT) D / H
1866 Achievement (TT) D / H
1866 Admiral (TT) D / H / P
1866 Durham D / H
1866 Lightning (TT) D / H / P
1866 Mary Usher (TT) D / H
1866 Pearl (TT) D / H
1866 Robin Hood (TT) D / H
1866 Snowdrop (TT) D / H
1866 Wallsend (TT) D / H
1867 Achilleus (TT) D / H
1867 Emperor (TT) D / H
1867 Gem (TT) D / H
1867 Integrity (TT) D / H
1867 John Bewick (TT) D / H
1867 Jumna (TT) D / H
1867 Patriot (TT) D / H
1867 Sensation (TT) D / H
1867 Stork (TT) D / H
1867 Usk (TT) D / H
1867 Venus (TT) D / H
215 1867 Wonder (TT) D / H / P
1868 Etna (TT) D / H
1868 Flying Scud (TT) D / H
1868 Hero (TT) D / H
1868 Dhu Heartach
1868 Lord Lyons (TT) D / H
1868 Rapid (TT) D / H
1868 Shields (TT) D / H
1868 Start (TT) D / H
1869 Cambria (TT) D / H
1869 Lizard (TT) D / H
1869 Pero Gomez (TT) D / H / P
1869 Primo (TT) D / H / P
1869 Rescue (TT) D / H / P
1869 Tyne D / H
1869 Vanguard (TT) D / H
1870 Admiral (TT) D / H
1870 Ajax (TT) D / H
1870 Garibaldi (TT) D / H
1870 Hartland (TT) D / H
1870 Hector (TT) D / H
1870 Jasper (TT) D / H
1870 Lord Derby (TT) D / H / P
1870 May (TT) D / H
1870 Providence (TT) D / H
1870 Sanspareil (TT) D / H
1870 Tuskar (TT) D / H
1870 Wasp (TT) D / H
1870 Yorkshire Lass (TT) D / H
1871 Anatra (TT) D / H
1871 Balmoral (TT) D / H
1871 Emu (TT) D / H
272 1871 Flying Cloud (TT) D / H
1871 Lord Stanley (TT) D / H
1871 Providence (TT) D / H
273 1871 Socrates (TT) D / H
1871 Swiftsure (TT) D / H
1872 Boreas (TT) D / H
1872 Express (TT) D / H / P
288 1872 Hotspur (TT) D / H
1872 Triumph (TT) D / H
294 1872 Wave of Life (TT) D / H
1873 Lord Stanley (TT) D / H
315 1875 May (TT) D / H / P
357 1881 Kimberley (TT) D / H
1881 Trevose (TT) D / H
361 1882 John Paterson (TT) D / H
362 1883 Merrimac (TT) D / H / P
365 1883 Tynemouth D / H / P
373 1883 Coble Dene (TT) D / H / P
374 1883 Mathilda Foscolo (TT) D / H
376 1883 J C Stevenson (TT) D / H / P
379 1883 Buffalo (TT) D / H
1883 Dauntless (TT) D / H
1883 G H Dexter D / H / P
1883 Pioneer (TT) D / H / P
377 1884 Fearless (TT) D / H / P
380 1884 John Batey (TT) D / H / P
381 1884 Jumna (TT) D / H / P
382 1884 Prince of Wales (TT) D / H
383 1884 Pup (TT) D
384 1884 Unknown (TT) D
386 1884 Conqueror (TT) D / H / P
388 1884 Countess of Derby (TT) D / H
390 1884 Hugh Bell D / H / P
391 1884 Defiance (TT) D / H / P
392 1884 Alpha (TT) D / H
393 1885 Enterprise (TT) D / H / P
394 1885 Leonard Brown (TT) D / H
395 1885 Blucher (TT) D / H / P
397 1885 Victor Hugo (TT) D / H
398 1885 Condor (TT) D / H
401 1885 Andrew Bain (TT) D / H
402 1885 Unknown D
403 1885 Unknown D
404 1886 Prince of Wales (TT) D / H
405 1886 Stephenson (TT) D / H
406 1886 Admiral (TT) D / H / P
407 1886 Neptune (TT) D
408 1889 No 408 (TT) D / H / P
410 1888 City of York (TT) D / H
412 1890 Corbeil D / H
413 1888 Lily (TT) D / H / P
414 1888 Rose D / H
415 1889 William Fallows (TT) D / H / P
424 1889 Sir Joseph Pease (TT) D / H
429 1889 Nora (TT) D / H / P
430 1889 William Osten (TT) D / H
432 1889 Isaac Wilson (TT) D / H / P
434 1889 Energy (TT) D / H
436 1890 Conqueror (TT) D / H
438 1890 Lillie (TT) D / H
441 1890 Sarah (TT) D / H
445 1891 Daisy D / H
446 1891 Atlantic D / H
447 1891 Nellie D / H
449 1891 Pansy D / H
453 1891 Barton (TT) D / H / P
455 1891 Volunteer D / H
457 1891 John M Smart D / H
460 1891 Parramatta D / H
463 1891 Valetta D / H
466 1891 Britannic D / H
469 1891 Germanic D / H
472 1892 Burmah D / H
475 1892 Adriatic D / H
477 1892 Secret (TT) D / H / P
478 1892 Croisset (TT) D / H
479 1892 Capella D / H
480 1892 California D
481 1892 Rosslyn D / H
482 1893 Pluto (TT) D / H
526 1903 Avonmouth (TT) D / H / P
530 1902 Empire (TT) D / H
532 1902 Commonwealth (TT) D / H / P
534 1902 Florida (TT) D / H / P
536 1903 Thomas Nicholson (TT) D / H / P
538 1904 Houghton (TT) D / H / P
542 1904 George Armstrong D / H / P
544 1904 King (TT) D / H / P
550 1905 Trojan D / H
552 1905 Pilot D / H
559 1906 Bertha D / H
560 1906 Lora (TT) D / H
561 1906 Prompt D / H
563 1907 Artificer D / H
565 1907 Orbit D / H
571 1907 Lumley (TT) D / H / P
573 1907 Test D / H
577 1907 Glencona D / H / P
579 1907 Loris (TT) D / H
581 1908 Bergamo
583 1908 Elisabeth (TT) D / H
1908 F M S No 1 D
1908 F M S No 2 D
1908 F M S No 3 D
1908 F M S No 4 D
588 1908 Unnamed barge D
589 1908 Unnamed barge D
590 1909 Espadarte (TT) D / H
591 1908 Glenrose D / H
594 1909 Titan (TT) D / H
596 1909 Poodle D / H
597 1909 Glenbrook D / H
598 1909 Sir Joseph Rymer (TT) D / H / P
600 1909 Unnamed dredger D / H
601 1910 Mary Blake (TT) D / H / P
602 1909 Aspeab D / H
603 1909 Luxmi D / H
604 1909 Mehi Daria D / H
605 1909 Bheestie (TT) D / H
606 1909 Voevoda (TT) D / H
607 1910 Glenside D / H / P
608 1910 Charioteer (TT) D / H / P
609 1909 Romano (TT) D / H
610 1910 T I C No 51 D / H
611 1911 Lydia (TT) D / H / P
612 1911 Lola (TT) D / H
613 1911 Bansara D / H
614 1911 Acima (TT) D / H
617 1911 Ogarita D / H
618 1911 Rose Macrone D / H
619 1911 Columbia D / H
620 1911 Venezuela D / H
621 1912 Dreadful (TT) D / H / P
622 1912 Nitrogen D / H
623 1911 Nawab (TT) D / H
624 1912 Caxias (TT) D / H
625 1912 Nana D / H
626 1913 Adventuress D / H / P
627 1913 W S Wright (TT) D / H
628 1913 Lady Sybil (TT) D / H / P
629 1913 Croft (TT) D / H / P
631 1913 Conqueress (TT) D / H / P
632 1914 Eppleton Hall (TT) D / H / P
633 1914 George C Coates (TT) D / H / P
634 1913 No 1 B A D / H
635 1913 No 2 B A D / H
636 1914 Hullman (TT) D / H / P
637 1914 Francis Batey (TT) D / H / P
638 1916 Ac 1057
639 1916 Ac 1058
640 1916 Ac 1059
641 1917 Ac 1118
642 1917 Ac 1119
643 1917 Ac 1120
644 1917 Ac 1121
645 1918 Matthew Flynn D / H / P
646 1918 William Flemming D / H
647 1918 A S 257
648 1918 A S 258
649 1918 George Harris D / H
650 1919 Joseph Hodgkins D / H
651 1919 William Carberry D / H
652 1920 John Clavell D / H
654 1920 Unknown
655 1920 Eslington Firth D / H
656 1920 River Humber D / H / P
657 1921 Arran Firth D / H
658 1921 Lowland Firth D / H
659 1921 St Levan D / H / P
660 1923 Florence Cooke D / H / P
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