William Doxford & Sons (1840 - 1986)


W. Doxford and Sons Ltd, was a British shipbuilding company established in 1857 by William Doxford. The shipyard was based on the River Wear in Pallion, Sunderland. Prior to that William Doxford had begun building wooden ships at Cox Green on the Wear in 1840.[1]

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Shipyard and Engine Works of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland

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William Doxford & Sons Ltd

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William Doxford & Sons Ltd

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A Rigger

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Shipping Turbines

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The Commercial Office

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'Aghios Nicolaos' is launched by William Doxford & Sons

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Cargo ship 'Miss Chandris' ready for launch

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Launch of the cargo ship 'Houston City'

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Stern view of HMS Opal

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HMS Opal on the slipway

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Launch party of the cargo ship ‘Dun Huang’

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Workers watch the launch of 'Admiral Codrington'

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HMS Opal, First World War torpedo boat destroyer

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HMS Opal afloat on the River Wear

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Launch of the turret ship 'Gellivare'

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Brass finishing

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Preparing for a launch

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Looking down River from Pallion to the Sea

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Shipyard workers at Bartram & Sons, Sunderland

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At work in a shipyard joiners' shop

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Shipyard of William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland

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The glamour of the ship launch

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The Queen at Doxfords Shipyard

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Cargo ship 'Finix' ready for launch

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A shipyard Joiners' shop

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Draughtsmen

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A Welder

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Sliding down the ways

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Launch of the 'Needles'

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Launch of the tugboat 'Flying Witch'

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'Flying Witch' and 'Flying Wizard' on the stocks

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The cargo ship 'Eastern Glory' after launch

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'Eastern Glory' on the River Wear

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'Borgsten' ready for launch

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'Borgsten' is launched into the River Wear

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'North Sands' afloat after launch

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Welders

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Progress shot of 'Nicola', the first SD14

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Work in progress on two Clark-Sulzer engines

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William Doxford and Sons
- "W. Doxford and Sons Ltd, often referred to simply as Doxford, was a British shipbuilding company established in 1857 by William Doxford. Based in Pallion, Sunderland, on the River Wear ...

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A Gantry Crane

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Locomotive shed

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Doxfords engineering apprentices at work

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011788:Palace of Engineering North East Coast Exhibition Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1929

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Welding a bedplate at the Doxford Engine Works

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Shipyards on the River Wear, 1949

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