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Shipbuilder: William Rowe, St Peter's, Newcastle (1756 - 1810)

There was an operational shipyard at St Peterís by the 1750s, owned and run by William Rowe. In 1804, 61 shipwrights (including 34 apprentices) worked at the yard and in that year, the largest graving dock on the Tyne was constructed there, capable of holding vessels with a draught of 12 feet. During the Napoleonic Wars, 12 vessels were constructed at the yard for the Admiralty.
In 1810, the St Peterís yard was sold to the Smiths.

The following ships were built at William Rowe's St Peter's yard.

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1786 Hercules
1787 Mary Ann
1787 Venus
1787 William
1788 Oriana
1788 Prince William
1789 Bellisarius
1789 Emerald
1789 Phillis
1789 Rambler
1790 Ariadne D / H
1790 Calypso
1790 Mediterranean Packet
1791 Cassandra
1791 Three Brothers
1791 Young William
1792 Brancher
1792 Rebecca
1793 Fame
1793 Royal George
1794 Crown
1794 Resource
1795 Caroline
1797 Brilliant
1797 Hector
1797 Zephyr
1798 Alfred
1798 Young William
1799 Auspicious
1799 Britannia
1799 Priscilla Elizabeth
1800 Ambrosia
1800 Atlas
1800 Betsy D / H
1800 Deleval D / H
1800 Percy
1801 Ariel
1801 City of London
1801 Lark
1801 Union
1802 Ford
1802 Forty Second
1802 Industry
1802 Rigby
1803 Gainsbrough Packet
1803 Jason
1804 Acute D / H
1804 Bouncer D / H
1805 Starling D / H
1805 Strenuous D / H
1806 Alacrity D / H / P
1806 Emulous D / H
1806 Jackdaw D / H
1806 Magpie D / H
1806 Skylark D / H
1808 Bucephalus D / H
1808 Shearwater D / H
1808 Woodlark D / H
1809 Fortitude
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