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 The death of a shipyard.

A tiny craft left the slipway at Wivenhoe on Tuesday. It marked the death of a shipyard.

It was a small Admiralty suppy tender and the last to be completed at the Wivenhoe Shipyard Ltd. before the firm closes.

During the war, this shipyard, the oldest on the Colne, employed some 300 men. Now it employs only about a dozen.

Pennant No. 5856. 
Cat1 Places-->Wivenhoe-->Shipyards Cat2 Ship and boat building, sailmaking Cat3 Ships and Boats-->Naval

The death of a shipyard.
A tiny craft left the slipway at Wivenhoe on Tuesday. It marked the death of a shipyard.
It was a small Admiralty suppy tender and the last to be completed at the Wivenhoe Shipyard Ltd. before the firm closes.
During the war, this shipyard, the oldest on the Colne, employed some 300 men. Now it employs only about a dozen.
Pennant No. 5856.
Date: 20 January 1961      


Photo: John Leather Collection
Image ID BOXL_035_001_002
Category 1 Places-->Wivenhoe-->Shipyards
Category 2 Ship and boat building, sailmaking
Category 3 Ships and Boats-->Naval


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.