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Lowestoft Shipbuilding

Introduction

In the period 1900-1993 the Lowestoft ship building and repair yards were major employers.
In the 1950's including sub contractors, the workforce  exceeded one thousand
The port's two leading yards were Richards Shipbuilders and Brooke Marine Ltd., who
between them built many hundreds of steel vessels, including Naval craft.
The following sequence of photos showing the building of a typical steel vessel,
has been prepared on behalf of the Lowestoft Maritime Museum by Brooke Archives.
The "Bolton Abbey" was the first of a pair (Yard Nos.261 & 262) of 303ft 2700 tons
passenger/cargo vessels built for Associated Humber Lines Ltd. of Hull and was
completed in May 1958.

Comments

Posted:2010 12 28 11:29:38 GMT
Past President
Some years ago, my father Cdr Ralph Jenkins was President of the Museum and if he was alive today - he would be extremely proud of how hard the current volunteers have worked to build on, and indeed improve the museum and this WEB site is an outstanding example of the work still being carried out by the Society today. Paul Jenkins (living in Sussex - but heart in Lowestoft & OB !!)
Paul Jenkins Lower Beeding, West Sussex
Posted:2016 2 21 12:02:10 GMT
Mr
Hello, If I may introduce myself, my name is Peter Scott Roberts and I am a researcher for the Holyhead Maritime Museum in North Wales. Similarly to your organisation, the museum is run and manned entirely by volunteers and is also a registered charity. I am writing to you with the chance that you may be of some assistance. On the 30th March 1945 the ‘HMT High Tide’ foundered off Holyhead with the loss of all hands. She was built by the Colby Brothers of Lowestoft in 1919 for H Altaxin of Boulogne, France. Her gross tonnage was 106 tons. We are desperate to find a photograph of her and would be very grateful if you could possibly assist. Many thanks and kind regards. Peter Scott Roberts
Peter Scott Roberts Holyhead

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'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 starts down the slipway

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 starts down the slipway

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 starts down the slipway

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 - Wheelhouse

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 - Wheelhouse

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 - Wheelhouse

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 led by tug (May 1958)

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 led by tug (May 1958)

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 led by tug (May 1958)

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Painting of Sailing Smack LT129 (1899)

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1956 view of Brooke Marine Shipyard looking S.W.

1956 view of Brooke Marine Shipyard looking S.W.

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'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 - passengers' dinning-saloon.

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 - passengers' dinning-saloon.

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 - passengers' dinning-saloon.

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 -  The Galley

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 - The Galley

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 - The Galley

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'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 - Lounge & Bar

'Bolton Abbey' SYC 261 - Lounge & Bar

Brooke Marine Long Service Awards April 1982

Brooke Marine Long Service Awards April 1982

Brooke Marine Long Service Awards April 1982