Forgacs Shipyard

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Forgacs Shipyard
Formerly called
Carrington Slipways
Founded 1957
Headquarters Tomago, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 32°49′33″S 151°41′47″E / 32.82583°S 151.69639°E / -32.82583; 151.69639Coordinates: 32°49′33″S 151°41′47″E / 32.82583°S 151.69639°E / -32.82583; 151.69639
Owner Forgacs Group
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 is a shipbuilding company located at Tomago, New South Wales on the Hunter River. It was originally opened in 1957 by John Laverick Snr. at Carrington as Carrington Slipways, and built 45 ships between then and 1968.[1] 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.[2]

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

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