TYNE BUILT SHIPS
A history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built

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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: John Vernon, Low Walker (1854 - 1856)

Shipbuilder: J Vernon & D Burn, Low Walker (1854 - 1857)

John Vernon was the Yard Manager for Miller Ravenhill and after the failure of that firm set up in business on his own account.
He opened a new yard in 1855, south of the later Neptune Yard, and started building iron ships.
The yard failed at the end of 1856.

The following ships were built by Vernon at Low Walker.

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1 1856 Paris
2 1856 Roma
3 1856 Hamburg
4 1856 Canute D / H
5 1856 Gudren D / H
6 1856 Eden
7 1857 Wansbeck D / H
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Yard numbers have been assigned in order of the launch dates.