John Cashmore Ltd
John Cashmore Ltd (also known as J Cashmore, or simply as Cashmore's or other derivations) was a company operating largely in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. It became best known for ship breaking and scrapping redundant British railway locomotives.
The company was founded in 1872 by a member of the Cashmore family in Horseley Heath, Staffordshire. While eventually the large part of the business was in Newport, with a business address at the Old Town Dock, the headquarters was in Great Bridge, Tipton. Scrapping of steam locomotives from the LMR, ER and WR, also took place at Gold's Hill, Great Bridge.
The ship breaking business was closed in October 1976, and the remaining business was incorporated into the Gynwed Group.
It ran a ship breaking business on the banks of the River Usk, which had a very high tide enabling large vessels to be moved upstream. It scrapped many ex-Royal Navy ships including the following:
- HMS Bruizer (Destroyer - 1914)
- HMS Lurcher (Destroyer - 1922)
- HMS E27 (Submarine - 1922)
- HMS E33 (Submarine - 1922)
- HMS G5 (Submarine - 1922)
- HMS Nautilus (Submarine - 1922)
- HMS Inconstant (Light cruiser - 1922)
- HMS Undaunted (Light cruiser - 1923)
- HMS Gibraltar (1923)
- HMS Cordelia (Light Cruiser -1923)
- HMS Collingwood (Dreadnought battleship - 1923)
- HMS H21 (Submarine - 1926)
- HMS K2 (Submarine - 1926)
- HMS K6 (Submarine - 1926)
- HMS Cheltenham (1927)
- HMS Tower (Destroyer - 1928)
- HMS E48 (Submarine - 1928)
- HMS G4 (Submarine - 1928)
- HMS H30 (Submarine - 1935)
- HMS Caterham (Minesweeper - 1935)
- HMS Bryony (Sloop - 1938)
- HMS Unswerving (Submarine - 1946)
- HMS Trident (Submarine - 1946)
- HMS Enterprise (Light Cruiser - 1946)
- HMS Convolvulus (1947)
- HMS Cyclops (1947)
- HMS Colombo (1948)
- HMS Lookout (1948)
- HMS Delhi (1948)
- HMS Frobisher (1949)
- HMS Ajax (1949)
- HMS Leamington (1951)
- HMS Devonshire (1954)
- HMS Magicienne (1956)
- HMS Start Bay (1958)
- HMS Cleopatra (1958)
- HMS Zebra (1959)
- HMS Cockade (1964)
- HMS Undine (1965)
- HMS Ursa (1967)
- HMS Carysfort (1970)
- HMS Troubridge (1970)
- HMS Acheron (Submarine - 1971).
- HMS Verulam (1972).
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