WEBSTER and BICKERTON

 GOOLE

Brief history

Formerly Webster, Jackson & Co. (engine builders), this company diversified into shipbuilding mainly as an emergency measure to boost capacity during the First World War. It was situated in Lower Albert Street. After completing a series of 'Admiralty drifters', it is know to have completed only one lighter in 1928, but continued as a ship repairer based on the port's drydocks.

 

* photo included with vessel details

1918 SUNSET *
  BILLOW
  SEA FOG *
1919 SNOWFLAKE *
1922 ARABIS
1928 BESLINE

The company also built the following Compartment Boat ('Tom Pudding') tugs for the Trustees of the Aire & Calder Navigation Company

No.14 in 1907/1908

No.15 in 1907/1908

No.16 in 1910

No.17 in 1910

No.18 in 1912

... for more details of these and other in the fleet see ACN TUGS

 

Additional or amended information and photographs will always be welcome

 

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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