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Shipbuilder: GC Hutchinson, St Lawrence, Newcastle (1860 - 1866)

George Cunningham Hutchinson built ships at St Lawrence, Newcastle, near the Mushroom Landing.
He was was born in 1837 at Newcastle and was the nephew of the Tyne shipbuilder William Cunningham and was apprenticed to him as a Shipwright in the 1851 Census. George was living with his Uncle and Aunt, the Cunninghams, at Ridley Villas at that time.
During 1861 to 1862 Hutchinson advertised his own firm as ‘successors to William Cunningham’ and at the St Lawrence Patent Slipway. From 1865 he was recorded as building at St Peter's.
He finished with the shipbuilding business about 1870 and in 1892 was listed as the Manager of the Tyne General Ferry Company repair yard at St Peters.
Later users of the site were probably Edward Lindsey until 1881, then the Browns, and the Anderson & Partner firms until about 1894. By the turn of the century shipbuilding had ceased there, and the site today is under the City Quayside extensions, near the Spillers 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
1860 Danube D / H
1861 Mary Evans D / H
1862 Norman D / H
1863 Acacia D / H
1863 Buston Vale D / H
1864 Hare Bell D / H
1864 Miranda D / H
1865 Victory D / H
1866 Hercules (TT) D / H / P
1866 Carry On D / H
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