The Register of Australian and New Zealand Ships and Boats

Builder's plates

This page shows examples of plates fitted by Australian and New Zealand Ship and Boat builders. Some of these are small, some are large. However, all are an expression of pride by the builders in the product of their labour. After handover, the builder's plate was sometimes kept highly polished, sometimes it was left to go green with neglect. Nowadays, a builder's plate may be the only tangible reminder of a ship or boat long gone.

This great photo of a sailor polishing the HMAS Arunta's builder's plate with pride is part of the Australian War Memorial Naval Historical Collection ID No.300200.

 

 

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Adelaide Ship Construction Ltd


Birkenhead, SA

Left: South Australian Maritime Museum

 

 

 

 

F. N. Allsopp

Kogarah, Sydney, NSW

 

 

Alkira Boatshed

Toronto, Lake Macquarie, NSW

 

 

 

Australian Defence Industries Ltd

Garden Island, Sydney, NSW

 

 

 

 

Australian Marine Engineering Consolidated

Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic

 

 

 

 

Charles Bailey jnr

Auckland, NZ

 

     

Edward Richard (Ted) Bailey

Wellington, NZ

 

 

 

 

M. Boorman

Alexanders Boat Shed,
Dolan's Bay,
Port Hacking, NSW

Note LB7051 is probably a phone number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broken Hill Pty Coy Ltd


Whyalla, SA

South Australian Maritime Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Brooker Custom Yachts

Manly Vale and Dee Why , Sydney, NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. C. Bull

Metung,
Gippsland Lakes
Victoria

BHP

 

 

 

 

 

Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd

Tomago, NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Castle

Triabunna,
Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

Cayzer Bros & Sons

Queenscliff, Vic

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. W.Clark

Hawthorne
Brisbane, Qld

RAN Heritage Centre,
Garden Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clausen Craft J.P.Clausen & Sons

Largs Bay, SA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cockatoo Docks & Engineering Co Pty Ltd

Sydney, NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collings and Bell

Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concrete Constructions Pty Ltd

Green Point Naval Boatyard, Sydney, NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crowley, C.E.

McConnell Street, Bulimba, Brisbane, Qld

Courtesy: John Stapleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evans Deakin & Co Ltd

Brisbane, Qld

South Australian Maritime Museum

 

 

 

 

 

William Fisher

Putney, Sydney, NSW

 

 

Original plate

Replica plate by Wal and Chris McCadams

 

       

Frecheville Heaney

Paynesville, Vic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lars Halvorsen Sons Pty Ltd

Sydney, NSW

     

Kincaid, McQueen &Co

Vulcan Works, Dunedin

 

 

 

 

William Lloyd Holmes

McMahon's Point,
Sydney, NSW

 

 

 

 

Lane Motor Boat Co

Panmure, Auckland, NZ

 

 

 

 

Lewis Bros

Taren Point NSW

 

 

 

 

Logan Bros

Auckland, NZ

 

 

 

Maritime Services Board of NSW Goat Island Shipyard

Sydney, NSW

 

 

 

 

R.C. (Clem) Masters Boatbuilders Pty Ltd

Deagon, Brisbane, Qld

 

 

 

Millkraft Boatyard Pty Ltd

Bulimba, Brisbane, Qld

 

 

 

 

Mort's Dock & Engineering Co Ltd

Mort's Bay, Balmain, Sydney, NSW

Left: Australian National Maritime Museum

Right: South Australian Maritime Museum

 

 

 

Poole & Steel

Balmain, Sydney, NSW

Right:
South Australian Maritime Museum

 

 

 

L. Rossiter

Nailsworth, SA

 

     

Saunders Bros

Paremata, NZ

 

 

 

 

Seacraft Manufacturing Co

Mordialloc, Vic

Reference
webpage

 

 

 

Shevill Launch Company

Cooks River, NSW

Australian National Maritime Museum

 

 

 

 

Simes & Martin

Port Adelaide, SA

South Australian Maritime Museum

 

 

 

 

State Dockyard

Newcastle, NSW

Both: South Australian Maritime Museum

 

 

 

Tenix Defence Pty Ltd

Williamstown, Victoria

 

 

 

 

Transfield Defence Systems Pty Ltd

Williamstown, Vic

Click for
information

 

 

 

Walkers Ltd

Maryborough, Qld

South Australian Maritime Museum

 

 

 

 

Watts & Wright

Brisbane,
Qld

 

     

Whangarei Engineering Co Ltd

 

Wangarei, NZ

 

 

 

 

Whyalla Shipbuilding and Engineering Works

Whyalla, SA

South Australian Maritime Museum

 

 

 

A. G. Williams

St. George's Crescent, Drummoyne,
Sydney, NSW

Williams Drummoyne

 

 

 

 

Graeme (Bluey) Williams

Brisbane,
Qld

 

 

 

 

H. Wood

Devonport, Tasmania

 

 

 

 

Norman R. Wright & Sons

Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland