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Shipbuilder: Nicholson & Horn, South Shields (1803 - 1815)

Shipbuilder: Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields (1896 - 1896)

19/06/1790

Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop take over the High Dock and carpenter's yard at South Shields, formerly operated by Messrs John, Thomas & William Wallis.
09/03/1811

Looking for two partners for the firm (or replacements?). Yard described as having an excellent dry dock, capable of holding two ships of large size.
29/06/1811
Thomas Wallis looking to sell the yard lately occupied by Messrs Nicholson & Horn.
08/10/1811


Messrs Nicholson & Horn, having completed their very extensive single docks on the ground immediately adjoining the dock they have lately occupied belonging to Messrs Wallis can now repair vessels of any size.
17/05/1817




West Docks - Sale of valuable dry docks, shipbuilding yard and premises situated at South Shields, in the occupation of the proprietors, Messrs Nicholson and Horn, who are declining business. To be sold in one or let in two lots, consisting of three spacious dry docks capable of holding one ship of 500 tons reg, and two of 250 tons each. Two slipways for building, timber pond, spacious & convenient proprietor's house, workmen's houses, smiths' shop, mould loft, cranes etc.
17/11/1817

Partnership between Robert Nicholson & Thomas Horn was amicably dissolved. The business to carry on as Nicholson & Co, West Docks, South Shields.
16/11/1818

C Young & Son, announce that the West Dock, lately carried on by Nicholson & Co will in future be carried on by them.


Year Ship Name D / H / P Builder
1792 Hardy's Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1793 Oak Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1794 Triad Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1796 Marinus Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1796 Nautilus Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1797 Charles Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1797 Joseph & Mary Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1797 Mosquito Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1799 Acorn Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1800 Albion Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1801 Alfred Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1802 Acorn Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1803 Jane Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1803 Tyne Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1807 Apollo Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1807 Emerald Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1808 Unity Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
1813 Doris Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1813 Fortuna Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1813 Ocean Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1813 Pomona Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1814 Neptune Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1814 Sovereign Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1815 Elizabeth D / H Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1816 Pallas Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1818 Margery Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1819 Ceres Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
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