J. Samuel White and Company Limited 1898 - 1972

1898-1972, ship, boat, aeroplane and marine engine builder, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

1805 - John Samuel White founded J. S. White.

1891 - name changed to J. Samuel White and Co.

1898 - Company incorporated.

1912 - secured order for six Chilean destroyers.

1913 - opened J. Samuel White and Company Aircraft Department with Howard T White as General Manager.

1919 - following the death of J.S. White, his sons sold their shares, marking the end of direct White family involvement in the company.

1922 - established the Island Transport Company for transport between Cowes and Southampton.

1924 - built the modern paddle steamer, Crested Eagle for the General Steam Navigation Company.

1972 - Company taken over by Elliot Corporation of the USA for the production of turbo-compressors.