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Above: Select the required shipbuilder by using initial letter of the surname eg: Armstrong, Palmer or Readhead.

Shipbuilder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Shipbuilders) Ltd, Low Walker (1942 - 1943)

Shipbuilder: Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd, Low Walker (1943 - 1947)

The Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd was established in about 1941 to build ships on Government account. The company re-opened two yards which had been bought up by the National Shipbuilders Security Ltd, the Low Walker yard of Sir WG Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Shipbuilders) Ltd and the Southwick, Sunderland yard, which had been operated by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd between 1912 and 1933. Both yards were closed in 1947.

On the Tyne, the first five ships built used the shipbuilder name of Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Shipbuilders) Ltd.

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Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1 1942 Empire Standard D / H
2 1943 Empire Claymore D / H / P
3 1943 Empire Farmer D / H / P
4 1943 Empire Flag D / H / P
5 1943 Empire Stronghold D / H / P
6 1944 Empire Abbey D / H / P
7 1944 Empire Mandarin D / H / P
8 1944 Empire Lady D / H / P
9 1944 Empire Asquith D / H / P
10 1945 Empire Morley D / H / P
11 1945 Empire Prospect D / H / P
12 1946 Empire Antigua D / H / P
13 1946 Martita D / H / P
14 1947 Ashantian D / H / P
15 1945 Empire Seaforth D / H / P
16 1945 Empire Seabrook D / H / P
17 1945 Empire Seasilver D / H / P
18 1946 Empire Sloane D / H / P
19 1946 Harpagus - forepart D / H / P
20 1945 M O B 7 D / H / P
21 1947 Zarian D / H / P
22 1945 M O B 8 D / H / P
23 1945 M O B 9 D / H / P
24 1945 M O B 10 D / H
25 1946 M O B 11 D / H
26 1946 M O B 12 D / H
27 1946 V I C 105 D / H
28 1946 V I C 106 D / H / P
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