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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
1803 Jane Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1815 Elizabeth Nicholson & Horn, South Shields
1896 Nautilus Nicholson, Horn & Blenkinsop, South Shields
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