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KEY BELOW: D / H / P (D means basic dimensions are shown; H means a history is given; P means one or more photographs are available)


Shipbuilder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Howdon

Shipbuilder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd, Howdon

A shipyard was laid out at Howdon by HS Edwards and Sons in 1883. Subsequent to Edwards’ death in 1898, the yard was acquired by Rowland Hodge, previously yard manager for CS Swan and Hunter at their Wallsend yard. Hodge transferred the ownership of the Howdon Yard to the Northumberland Shipbuilding Co for £6,000, with Sir Christopher Furness, a West Hartlepool shipowner, taking a controlling interest in the company. In 1918 the yard was sold to new owners led by the Belfast company Workman, Clark and Co. for £835,000. They used the Northumberland company to create the largest shipbuilding combine in Britain. In 1926 the yard closed, but the following year re-opened as The Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd, with 7 berths and capacity to build ships up to 600 feet in length. The last ship was launched in 1930, the 343rd under the Northumberland name. The yard was sold to National Shipbuilders Security Ltd and later dismantled.

The above map is from the Ordinance Survey of 1895 and shows the yard on the left with Northumberland Dock on the right.

The following ships were built at the Northumberland Shipbuilding Company Ltd.

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
76 1899 Ravenshoe D / H / P
77 1899 Nordpol D / H
78 1899 Ferndene D / H / P
79 1899 Newark D / H
80 1899 Hillglen D / H
81 1900 Rosalie D / H
82 1900 Cumbal D / H / P
83 1900 Planet Mars D / H
84 1900 Rhodesia D / H
85 1900 Etruria D / H
86 1901 Ruperra D / H
87 1901 Coulsdon D / H
88 1900 Ellenia D / H
89 1901 Queen Cristina D / H
90 1901 Whitgift D / H
91 1901 Queen Alexandra D / H / P
92 1901 Ilford D / H / P
93 1901 Roath D / H / P
94 1902 Oriana D / H
95 1902 Manchester Engineer D / H / P
96 1901 Alba D / H
97 1902 Mercedes D / H / P
98 1902 Manchester Inventor D / H
99 1903 Oakwood D / H
100 1903 Franconia D / H / P
101 1902 Rosslyn D / H
102 1902 Holmwood D / H
104 1903 Unknown
105 1903 Manchester Spinner D / H / P
106 1903 Manchester Miller D / H
107 1903 Tiberius D / H
108 1904 Manchester Merchant D / H / P
109 1903 A E Ames D / H / P
110 1904 Canada Cape D / H / P
111 1904 Agincourt D / H
112 1904 Queen Helena D / H
113 1904 Furtor D / H
114 1904 Hillbroook D / H
115 1904 Rugbeian D / H / P
116 1904 Filippo Artelli D / H
117 1904 Ladykirk D / H / P
118 1904 Adamton D / H
119 1905 Rosemount D / H
120 1905 Hillhouse D / H
121 1905 Netherton D / H
122 1905 Bosanka D / H / P
123 1905 Othello D / H
124 1905 Aeon D / H / P
125 1905 Tiberius D / H / P
126 1905 Sir John Jackson D / H
127 1906 Northumbria D / H
128 1906 Purley D / H
129 1905 Queen Amelie D / H
130 1906 Bramley D / H
131 1907 Farley D / H
132 1905 Albiana D / H / P
133 1906 Century D / H / P
134 1906 Midgard D / H
135 1906 Foxley D / H
136 1906 Belle of Ireland D / H
137 1906 Balaclava D / H / P
138 1906 Asgard D / H / P
139 1906 Wangard D / H
140 1906 Utgard D / H
141 1906 England D / H
142 1907 Norfolk D / H
143 1907 Rotterdam D / H
144 1907 Irmingard D / H
145 1907 Canterbury D / H
146 1907 Netherlee D / H
147 1907 Queen Elizabeth D / H
148 1907 Flodden D / H / P
149 1908 Belle of Spain D / H
150 1907 Ross D / H
151 1908 Galileo D / H / P
152 1907 Graciana D / H
153 1908 Fernandina D / H / P
154 1908 Cundall D / H / P
155 1908 Hidalgo D / H / P
156 1909 Brantford D / H / P
157 1909 Savannah D / H / P
158 1908 Mina D / H
159 1909 Feliciana D / H
160 1909 Patris D / H / P
161 1909 Parisiana D / H
162 1909 Errington Court D / H / P
163 1909 Queen Eugenie D / H / P
164 1909 Queen Maud D / H / P
165 1909 Netherpark D / H / P
166 1909 Gerania D / H
167 1910 Himalaia D / H / P
168 1910 Brantford D / H / P
169 1910 Indian Transport D / H / P
170 1910 Ariosto D / H / P
171 1910 Marengo D / H / P
172 1910 Cape Transport D / H
173 1910 Natal Transport D / H / P
175 1910 Dalecrest D / H
175 1910 Hova D / H / P
176 1911 Messina D / H
177 1910 Francisco D / H / P
178 1911 Wearbridge D / H
179 1911 Horley D / H / P
180 1911 Cliftonian D / H
181 1911 Oreland D / H / P
182 1911 Kinross D / H
183 1911 Gifford D / H / P
184 1911 Dalebank D / H
185 1912 Cotswold Range D / H / P
186 1911 Oristano D / H / P
187 1911 Chiltern Range D / H / P
188 1912 Geddington Court D / H / P
189 1911 Peebles D / H
190 1912 Kangean D / H
191 1912 Queen Louise D / H
192 1912 Ockley D / H
193 1912 Freland D / H
194 1912 Holmwood D / H
195 1912 Lynton Grange D / H / P
196 1912 Manchester Citizen D / H
197 1912 Denby Grange D / H
198 1912 Oaklands Grange D / H / P
199 1913 Rounton Grange D / H / P
200 1912 Harmatris D / H
201 1912 Hollington D / H
202 1913 Clan Mackellar D / H / P
203 1913 Buenaventura D / H / P
204 1913 Victorian Transport D / H / P
205 1913 Tasmanian Transport D / H / P
206 1913 African Transport D / H
207 1913 Midland D / H
208 1913 Frimley D / H
209 1913 Holtye D / H / P
210 1913 Pacific Transport D / H
211 1913 New Zealand Transport D / H
212 1914 Mendip Range D / H / P
213 1914 Tirreno D / H / P
214 1914 Frisia D / H
215 1914 Natal D / H / P
216 1914 Magdala D / H / P
217 1914 Reading D / H
218 1914 Elfland D / H
219 1914 Tysla D / H / P
220 1914 Cannizaro D / H
221 1915 Northwestern Miller D / H / P
222 1915 Southwestern Miller D / H / P
223 1915 Bronze Wings D / H / P
224 1915 Krasnoiarsk D / H
225 1916 Kerry Range D / H / P
226 1916 Manchester Hero D / H / P
227 1916 Tanfield D / H
228 1917 Woodfield D / H / P
229 1917 Clan Mackay D / H / P
230 1917 Carlow Castle D / H / P
231 1917 Clan Mackenzie D / H / P
232 1915 X 107 D / H
233 1915 X 108 D / H
234 1915 X 109 D / H
235 1915 X 110 D / H
236 1916 P 19 D / H / P
237 1916 P 20 D / H / P
238 1917 Montcalm D / H / P
239 1917 Grelfryda D / H / P
240 1917 Greltoria D / H
241 1920 Giovanna Florio D / H / P
242 1923 Peruviana D / H
243 1918 Norfolk Range D / H / P
244 1918 Clan Macvicar D / H / P
245 1918 Clan Macvey D / H
246 1920 Monte Santo D / H / P
247 1918 War Anemone D / H / P
248 1918 War Buffalo D / H / P
249 1918 War Quail D / H / P
250 1918 War Castle D / H / P
251 1918 War Citadel D / H / P
252 1919 War Capitol D / H / P
253 1920 Cadore D / H
254 1920 San Michele D / H
255 1920 Adamello D / H / P
256 1921 Eastney D / H
257 1920 Monte Nevoso D / H / P
258 1922 Skipsea D / H
259 1922 Dalemoor D / H / P
260 1922 Eastmoor D / H / P
261 1922 Fernmoor D / H / P
263 1924 Pontypridd D / H / P
264 1924 Tacito D / H / P
271 1919 Waitemata D / H / P
272 1919 Saint Dunstan D / H / P
273 1919 Lancaster Castle D / H / P
274 1919 Saint Andrew D / H / P
275 1919 Waikawa D / H / P
276 1919 Waihemo D / H / P
277 1920 Fantee D / H / P
278 1920 Camilla Gilbert D / H / P
279 1920 Erle D / H
280 1920 Condor D / H
282 1923 Orangemoor D / H / P
383 1924 Snowdon D / H / P
384 1924 Overstone D / H / P
385 1925 Amicus D / H / P
386 1925 Gardepee D / H
387 1925 Campus D / H
388 1925 Waipahi D / H / P
389 1925 Chelsea D / H / P
401 1928 Fiscus D / H / P
402 1928 Salvus D / H / P
403 1928 Nolisement D / H
404 1929 Hadiotis D / H / P
405 1928 Geddington Court D / H / P
406 1928 Quarrington Court D / H / P
407 1928 Allende D / H / P
408 1929 Burnhope D / H / P
409 1929 Kingswood D / H
410 1929 Cressington Court D / H / P
411 1929 Themoni D / H
412 1930 Wearwood D / H / P
413 1929 Dallington Court D / H / P
414 1929 Tynemouth D / H / P
415 1930 Petersfield D / H / P
416 1930 Maplewood D / H / P
417 1930 Briarwood D / H / P
418 1930 Redsea D / H / P
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