Clelands Shipbuilding Company

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Clelands Shipbuilding Company
Private
IndustryShipbuilding
FateAcquired
SuccessorSwan Hunter
Founded1866
Defunct1984
HeadquartersWallsend, UK

Clelands Shipbuilding Company was a leading British shipbuilding company. The Company was based in Wallsend was nationalised by the British Government.

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The Company was established by William Cleland in 1866 as Clelands Shipbuilding Company.[1] It was based at Willington Quay[2] in Wallsend and became one of the UK's leading builders of coastal vessels.[1] During the 1930s it got into financial difficulties and for a while was known as Clelands (Successors) Ltd.[1] It was acquired by Swan Hunter in 1967 and was nationalised in 1977 at which time it was subsumed into British Shipbuilders.[1] The yard closed down in 1984.[1]

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