Ship Builder's Plaque, Hall. Russell & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen
Hall. Russell & Co., Engineers and Iron Shipbuilders, was founded in 1864. The company initially built steam engines and boilers, but in 1868 produced its first ship, the iron steamer Kwang Tung. By 1907 the company employed 1200 people. It was the last of the Aberdeen shipbuilders, closing in 1992.
The plaque is made from 3 mm thick brass plate and the engraving has been machined or etched into the surface and then painted red. It is polished and lacquered, however some tarnishing has occured in the bottom left and right corners.
Ship Builder's Plaque