OUSE SHIPBUILDING COMPANY, HOOK 

 

 

 

 

Brief history

This shipyard was one of several in the U.K., established as an emergency measure to boost shipbuilding capacity during the First World War. It was laid down in 1916 and utilised second-hand buildings transferred from the defunct Maryport Shipbuilding Company in Cumbria. The first vessels, small naval drifters, were not completed until July 1918 and the last ship, a freighter was completed in June 1922, a total of 23 vessels in four years.

Vessels built at Hook

1918 to 1923

* photo included with vessel details

1918 BRINE
  CASCADE *
  CATSPAW
  DEW *
  JAMES HARTWELL
1919 THOMAS HAGGERTY *
  JOHN HEATH *
  ICEFIELD * (updated 07/06/2010)
  GROUNDSWELL
  NEAPTIDE *
  RAINBAND *
  SCINTILLA
  TROPIC *
1920 RADIATION *
  WAR OUSE / SHERBURN *
  WAR CLUNY / PLAWSWORTH *
  WAR DERWENT / ADDERSTONE
1921 FAEDRELAND
  LYSLAND *
  HUBRO *
1922 SVANE
  SPETTE *
  TERNE

 

Additional or amended information and photographs will always be welcome, please contact HOOK-BUILT

 

PHOTO CREDITS AND COPYRIGHT

Photos are from the Archives of the Yorkshire Waterways Museum and from the collections of Charlie Hill, Brian Masterman, members of Yorkshire Ship Enthusiasts and many other supporters of the Museum and the Riversea International website. Photos may be down-loaded for personal use but may not be reproduced in any form for commercial purposes or on other websites.

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