|W J Yarwood & Sons|
SS Stormlight at James Watt Dock, Greenock
Yarwood’s workers watch a tug launch in the 1950s.
One of John Upton’s pictures shows the vast scale of the Alexander, built at Yarwoods
A page from Yarwoods’ brochure detailing coastal vessels.
A page from the Yarwood’s brochure advertising its work on steam engines and machinery like winches, windlasses and steering gears
The brochure features an aerial view of the shipyard on the River Weaver. Navigation Road can be seen to the right of the works and the weir and Edwardian pumping station to the left.
The team of welders who were John Upton’s colleagues at Yarwood’s. The team includes David Lightburn, Jim Buckley, John Denton, Eddie Murphy, Brian Adamson, Lennie Sutton, Derek Gibson, Charlie Hayes, Malcolm Baddeley, Cil Golding, Mike Whittaker and Alan
Shipwright planing timber at Yarwood’s shipyard
Electric welding shop at Yarwood’s shipyard
Heavy machinery at Yarwood’s shipyard
Launch of the ‘Marbury’ at Yarwood’s shipyard
Casting shop at Yarwood’s shipyard Description: Pouring moulten iron with rack and pinion control
Fore section of Yarwood’s motor tug barge ‘Guaxindiba Shell’
Yarwood’s steam tug and pilot vessel ‘H Sawyer’
Launch of the ‘Marston’ at Yarwood’s shipyard
Propeller in Yarwoods’ workshop
Shipbuilding at Yarwoods Shipyard, Vessel under construction
In the plating shop at Yarwoods shipyard
Steam tanker ‘Athelbrae’ at Yarwood’s boat yard
Steam tanker ‘Athelbrae’ at sea. The largest vessel built at Yarwood’s boatyard
Vessels under construction at Yarwood’s boatyard
Launch at Yarwood’s shipyard of the diesel-powered ‘Comberbach’