Well-known ships built by Harland & Wolff include the Olympic-class trio: RMS Titanic, RMS Olympic and RMS Britannic, the Royal Navy's HMS Belfast, Royal Mail Line's Andes, Shaw Savill's Southern Cross, Union-Castle's RMS Pendennis Castle, and P&O's Canberra. Harland and Wolff's official history, Shipbuilders to the World, was published in 1986.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harland_and_Wolff
The following is a list of ships that were built by Harland and Wolff, a heavy industrial company which specialises in shipbuilding and offshore construction, and is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as having had yards at Govan (1914–1963) and Greenock (1920–1928) in Scotland. The 1,600 ships are listed in order of the date of their launch.
Lady Cairns, sailing ship for Harland and Wolff, launched 24 April 1869, completed April 1869. SS Bavarian, cargo ship for J Bibby & Sons, launched 7 October 1869, completed 5 November 1869. 1870s. SS Historian, cargo ship for T&J Harrison, launched 5 January 1870, completed 9 March 1870.
HMS Bulwark (R08), HMS Hercules (R49), HMS Formidable (R67), HMS Eagle (R05), HMS Unicorn (I72), HMS Campania (D48), HMS Glory (R62), HMS Warrior (R31), HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21), HMCS Bonaventure (CVL 22), HMS Centaur (R06), HMS Bulwark (R08),
- Early history
- The war years
- Post-war period
- Restructuring and InfraStrata takeover
As of 2011, the expanding offshore wind power industry had been the prime focus, and 75% of the company's work was based on offshore renewable energy.
Harland & Wolff was formed in 1861 by. Edward James Harland and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. In 1858 Harland, then general manager, bought the small shipyard on Queen's Island from his employer Robert Hickson.
In the First World War, Harland and Wolff built monitors and cruisers, including the 15-inch gun armed "large light cruiser" HMS Glorious. In 1918, the company opened a new shipyard on the eastern side of the Musgrave Channel which was named the East Yard. This yard specialised in mass-produced ships of standard design developed in the First World War.
With the rise of the jet-powered airliner in the late 1950s, the demand for ocean liners declined. This, coupled with competition from Japan, led to difficulties for the British shipbuilding industry. The last liner that the company launched was MV Arlanza for Royal Mail Line in 1960, whilst the last liner completed was SS Canberra for P&O in 1961.
Faced with competitive pressures, Harland & Wolff sought to shift and broaden their portfolio, focusing less on shipbuilding and more on design and structural engineering, as well as ship repair, offshore construction projects and competing for other projects to do with metal engineering and construction. This led to Harland and Wolff constructing a series of bridges in Britain and also in the Republic of Ireland, such as the James Joyce Bridge and the restoration of Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge, bu
A collection of Harland & Wolff papers are held at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Their "Introduction to the Harland and Wolff Papers" issued 2007, notes: "The Harland & Wolff archive in PRONI comprises c.2,000 files, c.200 volumes and c.16,000 documents, 1861–1987, documenting most aspects of the history of Belfast's famous shipbuilding firm". A further major archive is held at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. This has a photographic collection and a ships' plans ...
Pages in category "Ships built by Harland and Wolff" The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 315 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().
Edinburgh Castle (1910 ship) MV Empire Abercorn; MV Empire Chapman; SS Empire Cymric; MV Empire Star (1935) HMS Erica (K50) SS European
Many a Belfast man has worked in the ship yards and some of the biggest and best ocean liners of the early 20th century came from Belfast. Actual ship building in Belfast began in 1791.. The Harland and Wolff shipyard was founded in 1862 by Edward J. Harland and G.W. Wolff. During the second world war there was a boom in ship building. Some of the industries of the early 20 century are in decline, although ship building continues, in a smaller form than the boom days.
RMMV Capetown Castle was a British passenger liner built by Harland & Wolff at Belfast for the Union-Castle Line's mail service from Southampton to South Africa.. The ship was launched on 23 September 1937 and was a slightly enlarged version of the Stirling Castle and Athlone Castle of 1936.
- RMMV Capetown Castle
- Southampton-Las Palmas-Cape Town-Port Elizabeth-East London-Durban
- Union-Castle Mail Steam Ship Company
- London, UK
The Musgrave (East) Yard Within Harland & Wolff there were four quite separate shipyards; Queens with 3 slips, the Abercorn and the Victoria with 4 slips each and the Musgrave (also known as East Yard) which had 6 slips.
Upgrades to six vessels from the Irish Sea fleet planned for this year Six Stena Line Irish Sea vessels will dry-dock at Harland and Wolff’s famous Belfast shipyard this summer for a range of repairs and upgrades. Currently the Stena Europe, which operates on the Rosslare-Fishguard service, is dry-docked in Belfast with the final works project due to be completed on the Superfast VIII ...
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