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Friday, 7 September 2012

Ships Started Here - Liverpool NS

During the nineteenth century, Liverpool became a major seaport as the fishing and ship building industries grew. Logs were floated down the Mersey River for export as well as the wooden ship building - a thriving industry into the early 20th century, until the introduction of steel ship making.

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.


YearShip NameBuilderOwnerDisposition
1903HelpGardner G.H.N.Cargo shipunknown
1917BiancaGardner G.H.N.Bowring Bros LtdFoundered 1919
1912AssociateGardner G.H.N.Cargo shipunknown
1927Standard CoasterGardner G.H.N.Cargo shipunknown
1929Ada M.Gardner G.H.N.Cargo shipunknown
1911VanindaHendryCargo shipunknown
1915Gilbert IslandsHendry A.W.A W HendryWrecked 1919
1911Grand MananMulhall DCGrand Manan StmboatScrapped 1930
1918Ruby W.Nova Scotia SBW.B. GrieveFoundered 1921
1918James G RoyNova Scotia SBJob Bros & Counknown
1920Ocean MaidNova Scotia SBCargo shipDeleted 1961
1965Mersey SeafoodsSteel & Englne ProdsFishing vesselActive

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.

in Liverpool, NS