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Shipbuilder: Schlesinger, Davis & Co, Wallsend (1865 - 1893)
Charles A Schlesinger was a former apprentice at Robert Stephenson's works at Newcastle and Frederick B Davis had trained at Charles Mitchell's yard at Low Walker.
Davis had also worked for Mitchell in India for four years before he partnered with Schlesinger.
They opened a yard together in Wallsend in 1863.
The yard remained in operation for over 30 years and produced a total of 167 vessels.
Davis bought Schlesinger out of the company sometime before 1881. However, in the early 1890s the company started to fail as ship construction declined across the whole country and the yard finally closed in 1893. In 1897 the yard was bought by Swan Hunter for the construction of floating dry docks.