Bartram & Sons

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Bartram & Sons is a Sunderland shipbuilding firm founded in 1838 by George Bartram and John Lister. Their partnership was dissolved in 1852 and Bartram's son Robert Appleby Bartram was taken into the business. On his father's retirement in 1871, Robert went into partnership with George Haswell to establish Bartram, Haswell & Co at South Dock, Sunderland. Haswell retired in 1889 and Robert Appleby Bartram's sons, George and William, joined the firm now known as Bartram & Sons. The firm became a limited company in 1922. George's sons, Robert Appleby Bartram and George Hylton Bartram took over in 1925.

The firm was bought out by Austin & Pickersgill in 1968 and along with that firm was nationalised in 1977. In 1978 A&P closed Bartram's yard and transferred all work to its own yard at Southwick.

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