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Shipyard can take 100 more craftsmen 7th October 1966

shipyard can take 100 more craftsmenManaging Director of Appledore Shipbuilders Ltd (Mr J Venus) stated that the firm are to build three coastal tankers.

The vessels for Shell Mex and BP Ltd are single screw steel motor tankers of 810 tons dead weight, with a length of 171ft 3in and a width of 34ft.  The new vessels are "getting towards the limit fo what the yards are able to do" said Mr Venus.

The firm is now owned by Court Line Ltd, were appreciative of the work of all their employees for it had enable them to secure this latest order and others on the books altogether worth £2M.

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