Liverpool was seriously effected by this change in technology and virtually slipped into an economic slump.
Now today, although Liverpool is no longer a ship building port it's deep sea port, although small, has an enormous shipyard on its shore - on Corvette Street - and a long forgotten history of shipbuilding. This street was named such due to the number of 'Corvette Ships' that were built here. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, usually smaller than a frigate (2000+ tons) yet smaller than a coastal patrol craft. Built during the Age of Sail they usually had a single gun deck that grew into much more as the length of the ship increased. The early role of the corvette was primarily of coastal patrol - protecting the shores, fighting minor wars and supporting large fleets.
LIVERPOOL'S SHIP BUILDING HISTORY
|1903||Help||Gardner G.H.N.||Cargo ship||unknown|
|1917||Bianca||Gardner G.H.N.||Bowring Bros Ltd||Foundered 1919|
|1912||Associate||Gardner G.H.N.||Cargo ship||unknown|
|1927||Standard Coaster||Gardner G.H.N.||Cargo ship||unknown|
|1929||Ada M.||Gardner G.H.N.||Cargo ship||unknown|
|1915||Gilbert Islands||Hendry A.W.||A W Hendry||Wrecked 1919|
|1911||Grand Manan||Mulhall DC||Grand Manan Stmboat||Scrapped 1930|
|1918||Ruby W.||Nova Scotia SB||W.B. Grieve||Foundered 1921|
|1918||James G Roy||Nova Scotia SB||Job Bros & Co||unknown|
|1920||Ocean Maid||Nova Scotia SB||Cargo ship||Deleted 1961|
|1965||Mersey Seafoods||Steel & Englne Prods||Fishing vessel||Active|
WWI ships not mentioned above, built in Liverpool and part of the Emergency Ship Building for the first World War:
In 1914 the 280 tonnes salvage vessel "Deliverance" was built in Liverpool. Following that, in 1918 was the construction of the cargo ship "War Halifax" 2,335 tonnes which was built for the company hipping Controller. It was burnt off Cardiff in 1919 and hulked.
SHIPS STARTED HERE
in Liverpool, NS