Located in North Devon at the mouth of the River Torridge, Harland & Wolff (Appledore) has a rich history of shipbuilding. More than 300 vessels have been built here including military craft, bulk carriers, LPG carriers, superyachts, ferries, and oil-industry support vessels

The site features a 119m long covered drydock as part of the main building yard as well as the adjacent repair, commissioning and outfitting quays and a facility in Newquay.

The Appledore Yard was founded in 1855. It constructed elements of the two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, bow sections for HMS Queen Elizabeth and built two Róisín class patrol boats for the Irish Naval Service.