Charles Mitchell (shipbigger)

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In 1873 C. Mitchell & Co. biggit the 4,935 GRT CS Hooper, the Warld's first purpose-biggit cauble-layin ship. She wis renamed CS Silvertown in 1881 an is picturt here in 1901.

Charles Mitchell (1820 – 22 August 1895) wis a Scots ingineer frae Aiberdeen that foondit major shipbiggin yards on the Tyne. He becam a public benefactor that fundit notable biggins that still survive the day.