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stuartwaters

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Re: Gravesend shipbuilding
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 08:30:33 AM »
Both Gravesend and Northfleet have a history of shipbuilding. A quick glance at the list of warships built in commercial shipyards under the Kent Built Vessels board will show you just how active the industry was in the area - and those lists just show the warships, never mind the merchant vessels of all shapes and sizes.
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Re: Gravesend shipbuilding
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 06:44:03 AM »
I think you are right Smiffy, and I wondered if they were being broken up and not repaired? Certainly one of them appears still to have its military markings. The date would be late 1940-early 1950's.

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Re: Gravesend shipbuilding
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 09:13:09 PM »
Looks like we might be looking at some old landing craft here. Do you have a date on these photo's?

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Gravesend shipbuilding
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 07:34:12 PM »
Not technically a ship yard, but I have these two images of ship building/repairing at Gravesend