Cochrane Shipbuilders

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Cochrane Shipbuilders was a shipbuilder at Selby.

History[edit]

Founded by Andrew Cochrane at Beverley, England in 1884, establishing Cochrane & Sons in 1896.[1] The ship building company moved to Selby in 1898. During the Second World War the company was one of the contractors engaged in building the Mulberry harbour units.[2] The yard passed into the ownership of the Ross Group in 1965, and later to the Drypool Group in 1969. The yard was then bought by United Towing Company and in 1977 the company’s name changed to Cochrane Shipbuilders. The North British Maritime Group was taken over by the Howard Smith Group in 1987. The yard closed in October 1992 and the equipment was auctioned off in 1993.

Ships built by Cochrane Shipbuilders[edit]

  • HMS Ormonde (1906)
  • HMT Warwick Deeping (1934)
  • HMS Bradman (1936)
  • MV Ross Tiger & MV Ross Kashmir were both built in 1957 for Ross Trawlers. The latter later became famous as Greenpeace's flagship vessel, Rainbow Warrior II
  • MV Stirling Brig - Hull 1553 (1974). 1st of the group of vessels built for Stirling Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow, known as the BOREAS Class.
  • MV Stirling Oak - Hull 1554 (1974). 2nd of BOREAS Class vessels for Stirling Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow.
  • MV Stirling Rock - Hull 1552 (1974). 3rd of BOREAS Class vessels for Stirling Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow.
  • MV Stirling Eagle - Hull 1555 (1975). 4th of BOREAS Class vessels for Stirling Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow.
  • MV Stirling Ash - Hull 1566 (1976). 5th of BOREAS Class vessels for Stirling Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow.
  • MV Stirling Sword - Hull 1567 (1976). 6th of BOREAS Class vessels for Stirling Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow.
  • MV Stirling Teal - Hull 119 (1982). 5th of the group of vessels built for Stirling Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow, known as the SCOT Class. The first four SCOT Class vessels were built at Yokohama Shipyard, Japan.
  • MV Stirling Snipe - Hull 120 (1982) 6th of the group of vessels built for Stirling Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow, known as the SCOT Class. The first four SCOT Class vessels were built at Yokohama Shipyard, Japan.
  • MV Hebridean Isles (1985)
  • MV Star Altair - Hull 128 (1985) Later renamed Stirling Altair when Stirling Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow acquired the fleet of Star vessels in 1995.
  • MV Stirling Esk - Hull 132 (1986). Sistership of Stirling Dee, built for Stirling Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow. Stirling Dee was built in 1985 at Teraoka Shipyard, Japan.
  • MV Varagen (1988)
  • HMNZS Manawanui (A09) (1988) Diving support vessel for the Royal New Zealand Navy. Originally built as a diving support vessel, the Star Perseus, for North Sea oil rig operations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cochrane & Sons". Graces Guide. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Hartcup, p. 94

Sources[edit]

  • Hartcup, Guy (2011). Code Name Mulberry: The Planning Building and Operation of the Normandy Harbours. Pen & Sword Military. ISBN 978-1848845589. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Middlemiss, Norman L. British Shipbuilding Yards.
  • Lofthouse, T. Mayes, G. Newton D. Thompson, M. Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol 1: 1884 - 1914. Publisher Bernard McCall at Coastal Shipping Publications
  • Mayes, G. Thompson, M. Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol 2: 1915 - 1939 Publisher Bernard McCall at Coastal Shipping Publications
  • Mayes, G. Thompson, M. Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol 3: 1940 - 1993 Publisher Bernard McCall at Coastal Shipping Publications