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Shipbuilder: Charles Mitchell & Co, Low Walker (1853 - 1882)

The above map shows the Low Walker yard in about 1895 with 8 or 9 slipways. The River Tyne is at the bottom of the map and flows approximately north-south at this point. William Dobson's Yard is at the extreme left at Wincomblee

Charles Mitchell & Co

Charles Mitchell, who was born in Aberdeen on 20th May 1820, founded the shipyard that bore his name in 1853. He served his apprenticeship with Simpson & Company, iron founders of Aberdeen, before moving to Newcastle in September of 1842. In Newcastle he worked for John HS Coutts, a yard owner, also originally from Aberdeen. Charles worked for Coutts until 1844 before moving to work in London and then travelled extensively in France, Germany and Italy. He then returned to Newcastle in 1852 to set-up his own Low Walker yard next to the Coutts yard.

The yard built over 90 vessels of various types for Russia and Charles Mitchell, together with his business partner Henry Frederick Swan, set up a shipbuilding yard for the Tsarist government at St Petersburg. Several warships were built there under the company’s direction. In recognition of his services, Tsar Alexander II made Charles a Cavalier of the Order of St Stanislaus, a rare honour for a British shipbuilder.

Charles Mitchell also had a close working relationship with William Armstrong and Mitchell & Co built many hulls for Armstrong warships. William Armstrong had established a company at Elswick in 1847 and had become one of the world's leading armament manufacturers. This close working relationship developed into a full agreed merger between the two companies in 1882, forming a new company called Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd.

The following ships were built by Charles Mitchell & Co:

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1 1853 Havilah D / H
2 1853 Vulcan D / H
3 1854 Will o' the Wisp D / H
4 1854 Cagliari D / H / P
5 1854 Earl of Durham D / H
6 1854 Hetton D / H
7 1854 Hesperus D / H
8 1855 Killingworth D / H / P
9 1855 Jackal D / H
10 1855 Albert D / H
11 1855 Montagu D / H
12 1855 Balder D / H / P
13 1855 Pollux D / H
14 1855 General Codrington D / H
15 1856 George Robert D / H
16 1856 St George D / H
17 1856 Eupatoria D / H
18 1856 Sophia D / H
19 1857 Bombay Castle D / H / P
20 1856 Luna D / H
21 1856 Helios D / H
22 1856 Hambourg D / H
23 1856 Oder D / H
24 1856 Vistula D / H
25 1856 Otteren D / H
26 1856 Mutlah D / H
27 1856 Planet D / H
28 1857 William Cory D / H
29 1857 Lyon D / H
30 1857 Saidieh D / H
31 1857 Nil D / H
32 1857 Mahmoudie D / H
33 1857 Lambton D / H
34 1857 Hammer D / H
35 1857 Brahma D / H
36 1857 Helios D / H
37 1857 Czar D / H
38 1857 Unnamed barge
39 1857 Unnamed barge
40 1858 Unnamed barge
41 1858 Unnamed barge
42 1857 Bratetz D / H
43 1857 Sistritza D / H
44 1858 Oudaloy D / H
45 1857 Achtouba D / H
46 1858 Krikoon D / H
47 1858 Kronstadt D / H
48 1858 Volga D / H
49 1858 Kama D / H
50 1858 Rhion D / H
51 1858 Unnamed steam barge D / H
52 1858 Unnamed steam barge D / H
53 1858 Rose D / H
54 1859 Elizaveta D / H
55 1858 Pioneer D / H
56 1859 Olga D / H
57 1860 Queen Victoria D / H
58 1859 Prince Albert D / H
59 1859 Prince of Wales D / H
60 1859 Princess Royal D / H
61 1859 Nepaul D / H
62 1859 Princess Alice D / H
63 1859 No 5 D / H
64 1859 Golubchik D / H
65 1859 Caucasus D / H
66 1859 Mercury D / H
67 1859 Prince Alfred D / H
68 1859 Princess Helena D / H
69 1859 Karachiff (TT) D / H
70 1859 Looga (TT) D / H
71 1859 Luban (TT) D / H
72 1859 Neva (TT) D / H
73 1859 Unnamed barge D / H
74 1859 Tower D / H
75 1859 Unnamed barge D / H
76 1859 Unnamed barge D / H
77 1859 Unnamed launch D / H
78 1859 Progress D / H
79 1859 Vasya D / H
80 1860 Anglichanene D / H
81 1860 Garmetz D / H
82 1860 Yemchik D / H
83 1860 Unnamed steam tender D / H
84 1860 Unnamed steam tender D / H
85 1861 Western D / H
86 1860 Diamantina D / H
87 1861 Vanja D / H
88 1860 Punjaub D / H
89 1861 Nazeerah D / H
90 1861 Oude D / H
91 1861 Samphire D / H
92 1861 Burmah D / H
93 1861 Arracan D / H
94 1860 Taganrog D / H
95 1862 Claud Hamilton D / H / P
96 1861 Flugarka D / H
99 1861 Morpeth D / H / P
100 1861 Unnamed launch D / H
101 1861 Unnamed launch D / H
102 1862 Liguria D / H / P
103 1862 Pilot D / H
104 1863 Auckland D / H / P
105 1862 Yaroslavits D / H
106 1862 Karl Mitchell D / H
108 1863 Clotilda D / H
109 1863 Toscana D / H
110 1863 Unnamed steam tender D / H
111 1864 Jeanie Douglas D / H
112 1863 Astrakanetz D / H
113 1863 Blackbird D / H
114 1863 John Liddell D / H
115 1863 Unnamed launch D / H
116 1864 Jaffna D / H
118 1864 Venetia D / H
119 1864 Waverley D / H / P
120 1864 Adelina D / H
121 1864 Safia D / H
122 1864 Brancepeth D / H
123 1864 Southland (TT) D / H
124 1865 Empress D / H
125 1865 Ballina D / H
126 1864 Unnamed Nile steamer D / H
127 1864 Unnamed Nile steamer D / H
128 1864 Unnamed Nile steamer D / H
129 1865 Matias Cousino D / H
130 1865 Messir D / H
131 1865 Beshbish D / H
132 1865 Velikii Knyaz Mihail D / H
133 1865 Charles Mitchell D / H
134 1866 Constantine D / H
135 1866 Tour D / H
136 1867 Capella D / H
138 1866 Russia D / H
139 1866 Iran D / H
140 1866 John Brogden D / H / P
141 1866 James Garstang D / H
142 1866 General Kotzebue D / H
143 1866 Grand Duchess Olga D / H
144 1866 Araxes D / H
145 1866 Northumbria D / H
146 1866 Dmitri Milutine D / H
147 1866 Prince Gortshakoff D / H
150 1866 Unnamed dredger (parts of)
151 1867 Swan D / H
152 1866 Hornelen D / H / P
153 1867 Alexander D / H
154 1867 Tromso D / H / P
155 1867 Tchihatchoff D / H / P
156 1867 Prince Mohamed Tewfik D / H / P
157 1867 Rostoff D / H
158 1867 George Crow (TT) D / H
159 1867 Olaf Kyrre D / H
160 1868 Staunch D / H / P
161 1868 Rostoff D / H
162 1867 Lincolnshire D / H
163 1869 Economist D / H
164 1868 Claremont D / H
165 1868 Kong Carl D / H / P
166 1868 Fenham D / H
167 1868 Czar D / H
168 1868 Eagle D / H
169 1868 Criterion D / H
170 1868 Eldon D / H
171 1868 Margaret Northcote D / H
172 1868 Lord Bute D / H
173 1869 Hugh Taylor D / H
174 1868 Unnamed barge frames
175 1868 Unnamed barge frames
176 1868 Unnamed barge frames
177 1868 Unnamed barge frames
178 1868 Unnamed barge frames
179 1868 Unnamed barge frames
180 1868 Unnamed barge
181 1868 Unnamed barge
182 1869 Praesident D / H
183 1869 Apollon D / H
184 1869 Santos D / H
185 1869 William Banks D / H
186 1869 Haidee D / H
187 1869 Charles Tennant D / H
188 1869 Brazilian D / H
189 1869 Alexander Sveerski D / H
190 1869 Soyous D / H
191 1869 Emma Ash D / H / P
192 1869 Lomovoi D / H
193 1869 Sokol D / H
194 1869 John Byng D / H
195 1869 Surbiton D / H
196 1869 Usworth D / H
197 1869 Angelo (TT) D / H
198 1869 Ludwig Gadd D / H
199 1869 Jehanne D / H
200 1870 Stowell D / H
201 1869 Pystchik D / H
202 1870 Vkladchik D / H
203 1870 Alnwick Castle D / H
204 1869 Chu Kiang D / H
205 1870 Collingwood D / H
206 1870 Timsah D / H
207 1870 Stagshaw D / H
208 1870 India D / H
209 1870 Singapore D / H
210 1870 Coquet D / H
211 1870 Tynemouth Castle D / H
212 1870 Nelson D / H
213 1870 Unnamed barge
214 1870 Unnamed barge
215 1870 Unnamed barge
216 1870 Unnamed barge
217 1870 Unnamed barge
218 1870 Unnamed barge
219 1870 John Johnasson D / H
220 1870 Unnamed barge
221 1870 Unnamed barge
222 1870 Unnamed barge
223 1870 Unnamed barge
224 1870 Unnamed barge
225 1870 Unnamed barge
226 1870 Unnamed barge
227 1870 Unnamed barge
228 1870 Cheviot D / H
229 1870 Teresa (TT) D / H
230 1870 Aksi D / H
231 1870 Grushevka D / H
232 1870 North Tyne D / H
233 1870 Oput D / H
234 1870 Rio D / H
235 1870 De Ruyter D / H
236 1870 Filey D / H
237 1871 Chiswick D / H
238 1870 Lebed D / H
239 1871 John Williamson D / H
240 1871 Transit D / H
241 1871 Canton D / H
242 1871 Hong Kong D / H
243 1871 Euxine D / H
244 1871 Caspian D / H
245 1871 Richmond D / H
246 1871 Mastiff D / H / P
247 1871 Bloodhound D / H / P
248 1871 Bothnia D / H
249 1871 Redewater D / H
250 1871 South Tyne D / H
251 1871 Trafalgar D / H
252 1872 Colombo D / H
253 1872 Maharajah D / H / P
254 1872 Consett D / H
255 1872 West Stanley D / H
256 1871 Kachalov D / H
257 1871 Grand Duke Alexis D / H
258 1872 Ethel D / H
259 1872 Aral D / H
260 1872 Yangtsze D / H
261 1872 Martin Wiener D / H
262 1872 Japan D / H
263 1873 Nankin D / H
264 1872 Timor D / H
265 1872 Chanonry D / H
266 1873 Dunraven D / H / P
267 1872 Chin Kiang D / H
268 1873 Biscay D / H
269 1872 Marousya D / H
270 1873 Ever D / H / P
271 1873 Hydra D / H / P
272 1873 Nentwater D / H / P
273 1872 Wega D / H
274 1873 Tunis D / H
275 1872 Outka (TT) D / H
276 1872 Nicolai (TT) D / H
277 1872 Goulob (TT) D / H
278 1872 Lena (TT) D / H
279 1872 Bedlington D / H
280 1873 Sidra D / H
281 1873 Argentina D / H
282 1872 Woolsington D / H
283 1873 Montevideo D / H
284 1873 Tom D / H
285 1873 Woosung D / H
286 1873 Bergen D / H
287 1873 Lotus D / H
288 1873 Hooper D / H / P
289 1873 John Ormston D / H
290 1874 Hankow D / H / P
291 1874 Venice D / H
292 1874 Arratoon Apcar D / H
293 1874 Saint Osyth D / H / P
294 1873 Haakon Adalstein D / H / P
295 1873 Amoy D / H
296 1874 Faraday D / H / P
297 1874 Sam Weller D / H
298 1874 Suez D / H
299 1874 Lionel D / H / P
300 1876 Nubian D / H
301 1874 Acton D / H
302 1874 Devonhurst D / H
303 1875 Zampa D / H
304 1874 Czar D / H
305 1874 Goytacaz D / H
306 1875 Presidente Travassos D / H
307 1879 Barao de San Diogo D / H
308 1875 Groningen D / H
309 1875 Friesland D / H
310 1875 Tsesarewitch Alexander D / H
311 1875 Osiris D / H
312 1875 Genoa D / H
313 1875 Gadshill D / H
314 1878 Athens D / H
315 1875 Sogn D / H / P
316 1875 Krutikoff (TT)
317 1875 Vladeimer (TT)
317a 1875 Goloubka (TT)
318 1875 Martin D / H
319 1875 Baron Osy D / H / P
320 1875 Engineer D / H
321 1875 Clytie D / H
322 1876 Athenian D / H
323 1876 Drenthe D / H
324 1875 Folgefonden D / H
325 1876 Spartan D / H
326 1876 Dunsany D / H
327 1876 Lung-Hsiang D / H / P
328 1876 Hu-Wei D / H / P
329 1876 Falcon D / H
330 1876 William Engels D / H / P
331 1876 Julia Wiener D / H
332 1876 Henry Coxon D / H
333 1876 Widgeon D / H
334 1877 Fei-Ting D / H / P
335 1876 Ts'e Tien D / H / P
336 1876 Georgette D / H
337 1876 William D / H
338 1876 Pelton D / H
339 1876 Palermo D / H
340 1877 Robinia D / H
341 1877 Mintha D / H
342 1877 Azalea D / H / P
343 1877 Surbiton D / H
344 1877 Nepthis D / H
345 1877 Santos D / H / P
346 1877 Homer D / H
347 1877 Semiramide D / H
348 1877 Joseph Ferens D / H
349 1877 Soerabaya D / H
350 1877 Kediri D / H
351 1877 Batavia floating dock D / H
352 1877 Hercules (TT) D / H
353 1878 Orator D / H
354 1878 Tyne D / H / P
355 1877 Samuel Cawood D / H / P
356 1878 Simson (TT) D / H / P
357 1878 Ethel D / H / P
358 1878 Clandon D / H
359 1878 Kensington D / H
360 1878 Mary Louisa D / H
361 1878 Yoxford D / H
362 1878 Spero D / H
363 1878 Birma D / H
364 1878 Mareotis D / H
365 1878 Hamburg D / H
366 1878 Paranagua D / H
367 1878 Kongsee D / H
368 1879 Jesmond D / H
369 1878 Camden D / H
370 1879 William Dickinson D / H
371 1879 Inchclutha D / H
372 1879 Jeanette D / H
373 1879 Bedouin D / H
374 1879 Chen Tung D / H / P
375 1879 Chen Hsi D / H / P
376 1879 Chen Nan D / H / P
377 1879 Chen Pei D / H / P
378 1879 Inchmornish D / H
379 1879 Prins Hendrik D / H
380 1879 Adirondack D / H
381 1879 Foscolia D / H
382 1879 Presto D / H
383 1879 Norman D / H
384 1879 Eurvin D / H
385 1880 Jan Breydel D / H / P
386 1879 Unnamed cargo flat D / H
387 1879 Unnamed cargo flat D / H
388 1879 Pouyer Quertier D / H
389 1879 Europa D / H
390 1880 Sportsman D / H
391 1880 Asia D / H
392 1880 Nora (TT) D / H / P
393 1880 Author D / H
394 1880 Osmanli D / H
395 1880 Sheikh D / H
396 1880 Sahara D / H
397 1880 Inchmaree D / H
398 1880 Simoom D / H / P
399 1883 Tsukushi D / H / P
400 1880 Sirocco D / H
401 1880 Tomsk D / H
402 1880 Omsk D / H
403 1880 Alliance D / H
404 1880 Corinth D / H
405 1881 Inchulva D / H
406 1881 Chao Yung D / H / P
407 1881 Yang Wei D / H / P
408 1880 Konetzky D / H
409 1882 Enero D / H
410 1881 Khalif D / H
411 1881 Chen Chung D / H / P
412 1881 Chen Pien D / H / P
413 1881 Chen Hai D / H / P
414 1881 Barion D / H
415 1881 Merchant D / H
416 1880 Midge D / H
417 1881 Australia D / H
418 1881 America D / H
419 1882 Stolzenfels D / H
420 1881 Inchrhona D / H
421 1881 M Meanatchy D / H
422 1881 Lady Dalhousie D / H
423 1881 Maha Vajirunhis D / H
424 1881 India D / H
425 1881 Gretzia D / H
426 1881 Corrientes D / H / P
427 1882 Inchborva D / H
428 1881 Byzantia D / H
429 1884 Esmeralda D / H / P
430 1881 Polynesia D / H / P
431 1882 Polaria D / H
432 1882 Bombay D / H / P
433 1883 Florida D / H / P
434 1882 Cumbria D / H / P
435 1882 Swift D / H
436 1882 Goretz (TT) D / H
437 1882 Masis D / H
438 1882 Sverre Sigurdsson D / H / P
439 1882 Mameluke D / H
440 1882 Inchgarvie D / H
441 1883 Nedjed D / H
442 1882 Gerarda D / H
443 1882 Poseidon D / H / P
444 1883 Czar D / H
445 1882 Armenak D / H
446 1882 Miraflores (TT) D / H
447 1882 Ceara D / H
448 1882 Victoria D / H
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