John Readhead & Sons
"Adapt, adopt, improve"
|Industry||Shipbuilding, ship repair,
engine building, boilermaking
John Readhead and John Softley founded the business in 1865 in South Shields as Readhead and Softley. The first ship they built was a small collier called Unus. In 1909 the Company was incorporated as John Readhead and Sons Limited. Swan Hunter bought the company in 1967 after publication of the Geddes Report which recommended rationalisation of shipbuilding on the River Tyne. It was nationalised with the rest of Swan Hunter in 1977. The yard at South Shields closed in 1984.
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- Anonymous (1948). John Readhead & Sons Limited, Shipbuilders Shiprepairers Engine and Boiler Builders. South Shields: John Readhead & Sons.
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