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The business was led by Philip Kelly Harris<ref>[http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/Northam/AppledoreMarriages/ParishChurch22.html Appledore Parish Church Register of Marriages]</ref> during the early part of the 20th century and known as '''P.K. Harris & Sons''' until 1963 when it became ''Appledore Shipbuilders''.<ref>[http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritish-Shipbuild02.htm Tribute to British Shipbuilding and Repair Industries 1914-18, Part 2 of 3]</ref>
 
The business was led by Philip Kelly Harris<ref>[http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/Northam/AppledoreMarriages/ParishChurch22.html Appledore Parish Church Register of Marriages]</ref> during the early part of the 20th century and known as '''P.K. Harris & Sons''' until 1963 when it became ''Appledore Shipbuilders''.<ref>[http://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritish-Shipbuild02.htm Tribute to British Shipbuilding and Repair Industries 1914-18, Part 2 of 3]</ref>
   
In 1964 the Company was acquired by [[Court Line]], a travel business.<ref name="venus">[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-james-venus-1548891.html James Venus: Obituary] The Independent, 2 September 1992</ref> A new shipyard was built on a [[greenfield land|greenfield site]] in Appledore at a cost of about £4m opened in 1970.<ref name=venus/> Court Line collapsed in 1974 and Appledore Shipbuilders was [[nationalised]] and subsequently subsumed into [[British Shipbuilders]]. By the late 1980s the only yards still held in state ownership were the smaller Appledore and [[Ferguson Shipbuilders|Ferguson]] yards.<ref>[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/britain-misses-the-boat-after-years-in-the-doldrums-there-are-new-opportunities-for-the-shipbuilding-industry-worldwide-but-the-oncegreat-yards-of-britain-may-now-be-too-weak-to-take-advantage-says-david-bowen-1446668.html Britain misses the boat after years in the doldrums] The Independent, 4 September 1994</ref> Appledore was eventually sold to North East Shipbuilders Ltd in 1989, with the combined company renamed [[A&P Group|A&P Appledore International]].
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In 1964 the Company was acquired by [[Court Line]], a travel business.<ref name="venus">[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-james-venus-1548891.html James Venus: Obituary] The Independent, 2 September 1992</ref> A new shipyard was built on a [[greenfield land|greenfield site]] in Appledore at a cost of about £4m opened in 1970.<ref name=venus/> Court Line collapsed in 1974 and Appledore Shipbuilders was [[nationalised]] and subsequently subsumed into [[British Shipbuilders]]. By the late 1980s the only yards still held in state ownership were the smaller Appledore and [[Ferguson Shipbuilders|Ferguson]] yards.<ref>[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/britain-misses-the-boat-after-years-in-the-doldrums-there-are-new-opportunities-for-the-shipbuilding-industry-worldwide-but-the-oncegreat-yards-of-britain-may-now-be-too-weak-to-take-advantage-says-david-bowen-1446668.html Britain misses the boat after years in the doldrums] The Independent, 4 September 1994</ref> Appledore was eventually sold to North East Shipbuilders Ltd in 1989, with the combined company renamed [[A&P Group|'''A&P Appledore International''']].
   
 
In the late 1990s the two [[square-rigged]] [[sail training]] ships of the [[Tall Ships Youth Trust]], the ''[[Prince William (ship)|Prince William]]'' and the ''[[Stavros S Niarchos (ship)|Stavros S Niarchos]]'', were completed at Appledore, by performing substantial modifications to two bare hulls begun in [[Germany]].<ref>[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QgMRudqoLGQC&pg=PA159&lpg=PA159&dq=Appledore+Prince+William&source=bl&ots=9RAwPVxL4f&sig=i0iTf54iCUt7CjTMH19KMiQ1pms&hl=en&ei=kifqSYC0I8bRjAe-1-yeCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5 Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World By Otmar Schäuffelen Page 159]</ref>
 
In the late 1990s the two [[square-rigged]] [[sail training]] ships of the [[Tall Ships Youth Trust]], the ''[[Prince William (ship)|Prince William]]'' and the ''[[Stavros S Niarchos (ship)|Stavros S Niarchos]]'', were completed at Appledore, by performing substantial modifications to two bare hulls begun in [[Germany]].<ref>[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QgMRudqoLGQC&pg=PA159&lpg=PA159&dq=Appledore+Prince+William&source=bl&ots=9RAwPVxL4f&sig=i0iTf54iCUt7CjTMH19KMiQ1pms&hl=en&ei=kifqSYC0I8bRjAe-1-yeCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5 Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World By Otmar Schäuffelen Page 159]</ref>
   
Appledore built two ''Róisín'' class [[patrol boat]]s for the [[Irish Naval Service]]: [[ Róisín (P51)|LÉ ''Róisín'' (P51)]] was completed in 1999 and [[LÉ Niamh (P52)|LÉ ''Niamh'' (P52)]] in 2001. In 2010 Ireland ordered a further two, larger, patrol vessels from Babcock, which will also be built at Appledore; these will be constructed from 2012 to 2015.<ref name="ireland_order_new">[http://www.defence.ie/WebSite.nsf/Release+ID/135B818FAC28929080257761004496EC?OpenDocument "Minister Killeen announces Government approval to finalise negotiations for the purchase of Two New Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs)"]</ref><ref name="tind_new_irish">[http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/news/Shipyard-celebrates-fishery-vessels-order/article-2464278-detail/article.html "Shipyard celebrates fishery vessels order"], This Is North Devon</ref>
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Appledore built two ''Róisín'' class [[patrol boat]]s for the [[Irish Naval Service]]: {{ship||Róisín|P51}} was completed in 1999 and {{ship|LÉ|Niamh|P52}} in 2001. In 2010, Ireland ordered a further two, 90m, 23 knot offshore patrol vessels from Babcock, which will also be built at Appledore. The first steel is expected to be cut in May 2012,<ref name="tind_new_irish">{{cite news| url=http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/news/Shipyard-celebrates-fishery-vessels-order/article-2464278-detail/article.html| title=Shipyard celebrates fishery vessels order| publisher=This Is North Devon| date=29 July 2010| accessdate=7 May 2012}}</ref> with construction continuing to 2015.<ref name="ireland_order_new">{{cite news| url=http://www.defence.ie/WebSite.nsf/Release+ID/135B818FAC28929080257761004496EC?OpenDocument| title=Minister Killeen announces Government approval to finalise negotiations for the purchase of Two New Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs)| publisher=Irish Department of Defence| date=15 July 2010| accessdate=7 May 2012}}</ref>
   
In October 2003 the Appledore shipyard went into receivership,<ref>[http://www.janes.com/articles/Janes-Navy-International-2003/NEWS-IN-BRIEF--Appledore-in-receivership.html "Appledore in receivership"], ''Jane's Navy International'', 15 October 2003</ref> and in early 2004 was acquired by [[Devonport Management Limited|DML]], the operators of [[HMNB Devonport|Devonport dockyard]].<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/news_features/2004/appledore.shtml|title=Appledore Shipyard is saved|work=The [[BBC]]|date=13 February 2004|accessdate=28 May 2008}}</ref>
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In October 2003, the Appledore shipyard went into receivership,<ref>[http://www.janes.com/articles/Janes-Navy-International-2003/NEWS-IN-BRIEF--Appledore-in-receivership.html "Appledore in receivership"], ''Jane's Navy International'', 15 October 2003</ref> and in early 2004 was acquired by [[Devonport Management Limited|DML]], the operators of [[HMNB Devonport|Devonport dockyard]].<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/news_features/2004/appledore.shtml|title=Appledore Shipyard is saved|work=The [[BBC]]|date=13 February 2004|accessdate=28 May 2008}}</ref> The company was reconstituted as '''Appledore Shipbuilders (2004) Limited''' and was run by the DML subsidiary '''DML Appledore'''. During this period the yard's main activity was the installation of machinery packages and other systems for luxury yachts for ''Devonport Yachts Ltd''.<ref>{{cite web| url=http://www.babcock.co.uk/opco/marine/activities.php?pageID=75166| title=Yachts| publisher=Babcock Marine| accessdate=28 February 2010| archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20080731151827/http://www.babcock.co.uk/opco/marine/activities.php?pageID=75166| archivedate = July 31, 2008}}</ref>
   
The company was reconstituted as '''Appledore Shipbuilders (2004) Limited''' and was run by the DML subsidiary '''DML Appledore'''. During this period the yard's main activity was the installation of machinery packages and other systems for luxury yachts for ''Devonport Yachts Ltd''.<ref>{{cite web| url=http://www.babcock.co.uk/opco/marine/activities.php?pageID=75166| title=Yachts| publisher=Babcock Marine| accessdate=28 February 2010| archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20080731151827/http://www.babcock.co.uk/opco/marine/activities.php?pageID=75166| archivedate = July 31, 2008}}</ref> In June 2007, [[Babcock International Group]] acquired DML, including its operations at the Appledore Shipyard, renaming them Babcock Marine Appledore.
 
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In June 2007, [[Babcock International Group]] acquired DML, including its operations at the Appledore Shipyard, renaming them '''Babcock Marine Appledore'''. A Royal Navy contract secured 300 jobs in Appledore until 2015.<ref name="tind_new_irish"/> The Appledore yard will construct elements of the two [[Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier]]s. Bow sections for {{HMS|Queen Elizabeth|R08|6}} were completed in April 2010 and were shipped to [[Rosyth Dockyard]] for integration with other modules.<ref name="bow_sections_leave">{{cite news| url=http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/news/Aircraft-carrier-bow-sections-leave-Appledore-Shipyard/article-1962758-detail/article.html| title=Aircraft carrier bow sections leave Appledore Shipyard| publisher=This Is North Devon| date=1 April 2010| accessdate=7 May 2012}}</ref> The yard continues to build flight deck [[sponson]]s and centre blocks for ''Queen Elizabeth''.<ref name="bows_complete">{{cite news| url=http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/news/Shipyard-completes-key-stage-aircraft-carrier-project/article-1823207-detail/article.html| title=Shipyard completes key stage in aircraft carrier project| publisher=This Is North Devon| date=11 February 2010| accessdate=7 May 2012}}</ref> From 2012, Appledore will build similar sections for ''Queen Elizabeth's'' sister ship {{HMS|Prince of Wales|R09|6}}.<ref name="bows_complete"/>
 
From 2009 through at least 2013, the chief activity at Appledore will be constructing elements of the two [[Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier]]s. The yard completed bow sections for [[HMS Queen Elizabeth (CVF)|HMS ''Queen Elizabeth'']] in April 2010; these were shipped to [[Rosyth Dockyard]] for integration with other modules;<ref name="bow_sections_leave">[http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/news/Aircraft-carrier-bow-sections-leave-Appledore-Shipyard/article-1962758-detail/article.html "Aircraft carrier bow sections leave Appledore Shipyard"], This Is North Devon, 1st April 2010</ref> the yard will continue to build flight deck [[sponson]]s and centre blocks for ''Queen Elizabeth''.<ref name="bows_complete">[http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/news/Shipyard-completes-key-stage-aircraft-carrier-project/article-1823207-detail/article.html "Shipyard completes key stage in aircraft carrier project"], This Is North Devon, February 11, 2010</ref> From 2012 Appledore will build similar sections for ''Queen Elizabeth's'' sister ship [[HMS Prince of Wales (CVF)|HMS ''Prince of Wales'']].<ref name="bows_complete"/>
 
   
 
==Ships built at Appledore==
 
==Ships built at Appledore==
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Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 06:44:24 PM
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Monday, the 7th of May 2012 at 08:54:39 AM #47235
Anonymous (anonymous)

Yacht additions to Appledore history (MY's Samar, Sarafsa & Vava II) are all valid. Hulls were built at Appledore before being towed to Devonport for outfitting

Monday, the 7th of May 2012 at 10:33:06 AM #47236
Finavon (anonymous)

citations added for two of the three

Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 06:44:24 PM #101735
Bradley (anonymous)

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