One of the most famous names in world ship building – Cammell Laird – is to be relaunched.
John Syvret, a former apprentice at the yard, is the managing director of Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders (website) and he is restoring the Cammell Laird name.
The Birkenhead based ship yard has seen many a ship launched in to the River Mersey since it’s humble beginnings as an iron works way back in 1824. Highlights include the launching of the Mauritania transatlantic liner in 1938. For a more complete history of the yard visit this page.
One of the first new ships the yard is to undertake is the construction of two supply tankers for the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Obviously the company is hoping to win additional contracts to ensure the longterm futures of the yard and it’s skilled workforce.
We wish them every success!