Brigham & Cowan, shipyard (1876-1982)


Brigham & Cowan was established in 1876 by Thomas Brigham and Malcolm Cowan. The company's ship repair business had 3 drydocks at South Shields. Brigham & Cowan Ltd became part of British Shipbuilders in 1977, but closed in 1982.[1] Brigham & Cowan also had a ship repair yard in Hull. In South Shields a remaining legacy of the company is the Brigham And Cowan Social Club in Brigham Place, South Shields. Today modern housing ("Captains Wharf") has been built around the former docks which still resonates with its ship yard past.

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Ship repair yard of Brigham & Cowan, 1962

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South Shields Town Centre, 1962

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Brigham & Cowan, South Shields
- "The firm of Brigham & Cowan was established in 1876 by Thomas Brigham and Malcolm Cowan. In 1900 it was incorporated as a limited liability company as Brigham & Cowan Ltd. It ...

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Former drydock, South Shields

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Former graving dock, South Shields

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Part of the Fleet

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Remember When: The River Tyne at South Shields - then and now
- Chronicle Live, 7 May 2014, By David Morton. "...What was once a busy dry dock on a River Tyne thriving with shipbuilding and ship repair work is today the site ...

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South Shields
- Overview History Timeline Map South Shields is a coastal town in South Tyneside at the mouth of the River Tyne, about 4.8 miles downstream from Newcastle. During the Roman occupation ...
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Houses on Captains Wharf from River Drive

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Commemorative plaque at Captain's Wharf

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Captains Wharf, South Shields
- Overview Map Street View Captains Wharf is a street and modern development build around the former docks in South Shields, including the dry docks of the Brigham & Cowan shipyard, ...
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Brigham & Cowan’s dry dock - Photos by Steve Ellwood
- 3 photos of the dry dock taken in the 1980's

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Brigham and Cowan
- "of South Shields, County Durham 1900 Formed as a public company. The company was registered on 22 December to acquire the business of dry dock owners, engine, boiler and ship ...

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