Have you tried British Shipbuilders or have they also dropped off the face of the earth?Peter Dryden said:Can anyone tell me what became of this ship builder, I wanted to contact him for to supply me with some plans on Tyne tugs that have been built there.
The firm seems to have just dropped off the face of the earth, as far as internet leads go.
They never come cheap.Further to my request for information of Richard Dunstons of Hessle, using the information obtained from members of SN, I have made contact with the National Maritime Museum. Their reply I have attached to this thread.
Many thank to all those that responded to my request.
Dear Mr Dryden
Thank you for your e-mail regarding the above tugs built by Richard Dunston Ltd (Yard Nos S848 and H906).
These vessels are represented in our Dunston collection of shipbuilding plans (boxes RDA 122 and 153).
The material relating to Cragsider has not been catalogued and we would have to make a charge for the staff time required to compile a pro forma listing the general arrangement plans available for photocopying. This would be £25, our minimum charge for non-commercial research of this kind.
The general arrangement plans of Northsider have already been catalogued and so for this vessel there would not be a charge for sending a pro forma.
Photocopies are usually priced £16.95 per copy, plus £8.23 for postage per order (plus £11.75 for handling/research per order where no payment for research has already been made).
Let me know how you would like to proceed.
Curator, Historic Photographs & Ship Plans
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 8600
Fax: +44 (0)20 8317 0263
E-mail: [email protected]