Sir James Laing 1823 - 1901
- British; English
- born in:
- Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom Sunderland
1843 - Succeeded his father as shipbuilder in Deptford, Sunderland. 1853 - Built - the Amity - the first iron ship from Tyne and Wear. 1868-1900 - Chairman of the River Wear commission. 1883 - President of the chamber of shipping of the United Kingdom. 1879 - Served as high sheriff of Durham. 1897 - Knighted. 1898 - Founds Sir James Laing & Sons Limited.