Richardsons Westgarth & Company
The Company was established in 1832 by Thomas Richardson as a marine engineering concern based in Hartlepool under the name of T Richardson & Sons. In 1900 it merged with Sir C. Furness Westgarth and Company of Middlesbrough and W. Allen and Company of Sunderland to form Richardsons Westgarth. As part of the merger Furness Withy, a shipping business, took a controlling interest in the Company.
From 1840 to 1857, products included steam locomotives. The Company was at the forefront of the development of steam engines and diesel engines for large ships throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It built engines for many ships including SS Empire Amethyst. In 1927, the company began manufacturing Brown Boveri designed turbo-alternators under licence. It acquired the firm of George Clark in Sunderland in 1938. In 1962 its marine activities were merged with that of Weir Group and it began focussing on engineering for power stations such as Trawsfynydd and Dungeness B. It ceased operations in Hartlepool in 1982.
- Port Cities: T. Richardson
- Port Cities: Richardsons Westgarth
- Christopher Furness, Obituary The Times, 11 November 1912
- "T. Richardson and Sons". Graces Guide. 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
- British Marine Industry and the Diesel Engine
- "Richardsons, Westgarth's Swiss Deal.". Dundee Courier. British Newspaper Archive. 22 July 1927. p. 2. (subscription required)
- VWS Westgarth: History
- Nuclear Power Plants in the UK - Scotland and Wales
- Klöckner & Co expands business in the UK
- A History of Thomas Richardson & Sons and Richardsons Westgarth 1832-1994, Printability Publishing, 1994, ISBN 978-0-9501306-6-8
|This article about a company of the UK is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about an industrial corporation or company is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article related to shipbuilding is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|