Old Stock Yard Collectible Stock and Bond Certificates. Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Limited. 1959 – England Hand signed by company directors – including Charles Sheridan Swan. (signed as Sheridan Swan). The company was one of the best known shipbuilding companies in the world, and. Was responsible for some of the greatest ships of the early 20th century most famously, the RMS Mauretania which held the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic, and the RMS Carpathia which rescued the survivors from the RMS Titanic. More information: Swan Hunter, formerly known as “Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson”, is a shipbuilding design, engineering and management company. The company was one of the best known shipbuilding companies in the world but ceased shipbuilding operations on Tyneside in 2006. Based in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, the company was responsible for some of the greatest ships of the early 20th century most famously, the RMS Mauretania which held the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic, and the RMS Carpathia which rescued the survivors from the RMS Titanic. At its apex, the company represented the combined forces of three powerful shipbuilding families: Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson. Swan & Hunter was founded by George Burton Hunter, who formed a partnership with the widow of Charles Sheridan Swan (the owner of a Wallsend Shipbuilding business established in 1852 by Dr Charles Mitchell) under the name in 1880. The Mauretania was launched from Wallsend on 20 September 1906 by the Duchess of Roxburghe. The firm expanded rapidly in the early part of the twentieth century, acquiring the Glasgow-based Barclay Curle in 1912. In 1966 Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson merged with Smith’s Dock Co to form Associated Shipbuilders, later to become Swan Hunter Group. Following the publication of the Geddes Report recommending rationalisation in British shipbuilding, the Company went on to acquire Clelands Shipbuilding Company and John Readhead & Sons in 1967. Meanwhile Swan Hunter inherited both the Naval Yard at High Walker on the River Tyne of Vickers-Armstrongs and the Hebburn Yard of Hawthorn Leslie in 1968. Then in 1977, Swan Hunter Group was nationalised. The flagship of the Royal Navy, HMS Ark Royal was built at Swan Hunter during this period, entering service in 1985. The Company was privatised again in 1987 but decided to close its Neptune Yard in 1988. It was then forced to call in the receivers when the UK government awarded the contract for HMS Ocean to Kvaerner Govan in 1993. The Receiver took steps to break up the business. However the main shipyard in Wallsend was bought out from receivership by Jaap Kroese, a Dutch millionaire. In November 2006, after the failure to complete Lyme Bay within budget and resulting exclusion from future Royal Navy shipbuilding projects, Jaap Kroese announced that the business was effectively finished and placed the Wallsend Yard’s iconic cranes up for sale. The entire plant machinery and equipment from Swan Hunter was dismantled and transported to India over six months to be rebuilt at Bharati Shipyards. Old Stock Yard Policies and FAQs. Items are sent via U. Usually first class, but occasionally priority or parcel post. Policy, my listings are setup to accept. Are you your certificates authentic or copies? Everything I sell is original and authentic. I do not sell copies or reproductions. Is the certificate pictured the exact one I will receive? Occasionally, I do list certificates of the same type without rescanning. In this case, the certificate you receive will be virtually identical same color, size, vignette, etc. To the one pictured. What is the best way to store, protect, and display my certificate collection? The best thing, by far, that I have come across for storing certificates are profolios and sleeves made by Itoya. I have several sizes available. Do the certificates you sell have financial value? The item “Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited England shipbuilding stock certificate” is in sale since Monday, September 9, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Transportation\Shipping”. The seller is “oldstockyard” and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.