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John Dudgeon (1816-1881) and William Dudgeon (1818-1875) were blacksmiths from Scotland but gained experience with some of the leading engineering firms. In 1859 they founded an engineering shop at Millwall, London.
1861 started shipbuilding at Cubitt Town. One of the first vessels was the Thunder of 1,062 that reached the speed of 14 knots.
1861 Introduced propulsion by independently driven twin screws. The Dudgeons were the first to build any number of twin-screw vessels and to demonstrate their worth.
1871 Launched HMS Hecate.
Later they built the Far East and the Ruahine the latter of which had twin screws and a compound engine.
Links to the history of J&W Dudgeon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J_%26_W_Dudgeon http://islandhistory.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/dudgeons-wharf-you-couldnt-make-it-up/
Prior to import, this record was last changed 28 AUG 2013 .
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