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Sir John Priestman & Co, shipbuilders

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Date: 1880-1924
History: This shipyard was established by Sir John Priestman in 1882 at Southwick. Priestman had previously served his apprenticeship in the shipyard of John Blumer and been employed as Chief Draughtsman by William Pickersgill and Sons. The yard closed in 1933 although it was re-opened during the Second World War by Pickersgills for use as their West Yard.
Places:
  • Sunderland, Durham
Functions, occupations and activities: Engineering: Mechanical > Shipbuilding and marine engineering
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C116682 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B14961 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
c1880-90: ship plans
Durham County Record Office
NRA 31633 Austin
2
1890: ships plans
Tyne and Wear Archives
See LA Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry (1992)
3
1882 - 1924: photographs and plans
Tyne and Wear Archives

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