A. Leslie and Company


A. Leslie and Company

A. Leslie and Company was a shipbuilding company that was started in around 1853, based North-East England. The company later merged with the locomotive manufacturer R and W Hawthorn to create Hawthorn Leslie and Company in 1886 [cite web |url=http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/1_edin/1_edinburgh_history_-_recollections_hawthorn_shipbuilders_leith.htm |title=Hawthorn Shipbuilders |publisher=EdinPhoto |accessdate=2008-05-05] , when the founder Andrew Leslie retired.

Between 1854 and 1885 the ship yard built 255 vesselscite web |url=http://www.town-info.co.uk/England/County_Durham/Hebburn/Info.html |title=Local Information for Hebburn |publisher= Town Info |accessdate=2008-05-05] . The company employed around 2600 men, with more jobs in ancillary trades.

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