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The Shipbuilders who operated at the upstream Wivenhoe Shipyard 

1528 John Gylot
1541 William Porter 
1544 Henry Spyney
1546 John Chapman
1558 Thomas Craft
1597 Thomas Croftes
1615 William Patrick
1650 Robert and John Page
1697 William Barnsley
1723 William King
1734 Austin Stanley
1746 John Davis
1750 John Iffe
1760 George Wyatt
1780 Moses Game
1800 William Hawkins
1801 Joseph Cole
1804 Philip J., Philip M., & Robert Sainty
1815 Daniel Cole
1832 Thomas Harvey
1860 John Harvey
1882 Edwin Wilkins
1888 Forrestt & Sons (1904 – Forrestt & Sons Ltd and later Forrestt & Co.Ltd) Company originally established in 1788 to build ships, boats and yachts at Norway Yard at Limehouse on the River Thames, near London. They built the dry dock at Wivenhoe in 1889.
1912 Rennie Forrestt Shipbuilding, Engineering & Drydock Co.Ltd
1920 Rennie Ritchie & Newport Shipbuilding Co. Ltd
1925 Otto Anderson & Co (London) Ltd
1927 Arthur R. Brown
1930 Shipbuilders Securities Ltd
1939 Wivenhoe Shipyard Ltd (NB associated with Rowhedge Ironworks)
1960 Whitehead Engineering Ltd (marine outdrives)
1964 Then for timber wharfage: Merediths
1980 Chelmer Cargo Services
1981 Wivenhoe Port Ltd

Information supplied by Bill Ellis

Layout of the Shipyard circa 1903