Forgacs Shipyard

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Forgacs Shipyard
Formerly called
Carrington Slipways
Private
Industry Shipbuilding
Founded 1957
Founder John Laverick Sr.
Headquarters Tomago, New South Wales, Australia
Owner Forgacs Group
Website www.forgacs.com.au/locations/tomago
Forgacs shipyard seen from the Pacific Highway. The large cranes seen in the right of the image were built for construction of HMAS Tobruk

Forgacs Shipyard /ˈfɔːˌæks/[1] is a shipbuilding company located at Tomago, New South Wales on the Hunter River. It was originally opened in 1957 by John Laverick Sr. at Carrington as Carrington Slipways, and built 45 ships between then and 1968.[2] By 1972, the business required larger premises and moved to Tomago, not far from the Pacific Highway. The shipyard was purchased by Forgacs Engineering in 1997.[3]

Several First Fleet-class ferries were built at the Tomago yard. HMAS Rushcutter and HMAS Shoalwater were not built at either Carrington or the Tomago yard, but at Ramsay Fibreglass, a subsidiary company, 1.5 km (1 mi) from the Tomago yard.

Ships built by Carrington Slipways[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search By Letter - ABC PRONOUNCE". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd (1958 - ?)". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "...our rich heritage has shaped the business we have become today". Forgacs. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Mead, Tom (1988). Manly Ferries. Brookvale: Child & Associates. pp. 166–167. ISBN 0 86777 091 0. 
  5. ^ a b c "Sydney Ferries Fleet Facts". Transport for NSW. 15 April 2014. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Alexander". Ferries of Sydney. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Borrowdale". Ferries of Sydney. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Charlotte II". Ferries of Sydney. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fishburn". Ferries of Sydney. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Friendship". Ferries of Sydney. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Golden Grove". Ferries of Sydney. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  12. ^ John Cadman II Maritime Connector
  13. ^ a b Sharpe, Richard (1991). Jane's Fighting Ships. Coulsdon: Jane's Information Group. p. 28. ISBN 0 7106 0960 4. 
  14. ^ John Cadman III Maritime Connector

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