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Founded as the "Tyne Pontoons & Drydock Company", Wallsend Dry Docks became part of Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson - later just Swan Hunter.
By 1993 they were 'A & P Appledore Shipbuilding' then finally 'A & P Tyne'. No. 4 dock was reopened for the construction of sections for the Second Tyne Tunnel.
In 2009 the disused yards between Howdon and Walker were purchased by Shepherd Offshore with the intention of constructing wind turbines under the name of Shepherd Energy Park.
  Appledore Yard Appledore Yard Appledore Yard Shepherd Energy Park  
  1993 May 2005 -
August 2006
reprieve 2008
April 2009 -
January 2014
Shepherd Energy Park Sign Ice Maiden Bibby Sapphire Wind Turbines
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(Building down)
used again

By January 2014 the docks had almost all been filled-in , but the last remaining dock has found a new purpose.