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HMS Ark Royal - Leaving the Tyne for the first time on trials 19th October 1984

HMS Ark Royal - Final sea trials - 13th April 1985

HMS Ark Royal - 16th March 1985

HMS Ark Royal - 27th April 1984

HMS Ark Royal - 30th January 1984

HMS Ark Royal - Launch - 20th JUNE 1981

HMS Ark Royal - 10th March 1981

HMS Ark Royal - under construction - 13th March 1979

HMS Ark Royal - 20th October 1980

HMS Ark Royal - 7th July 1980

HMS Ark Royal - Fitting out - 27th September 1983

German Submarine, UB-110. Photograph Looking forward, showing four torpedo tubes

Sailing Ship

Sea Trials - Mauretania

Dominion Monarch

Prehistoric Canoe

Iron Ore Quay, Tyne Dock, 1962

Jarrow from above, 1973

Aerial view of South Shields, 1950

The 'Iron Ore' ready for launch

Launch party of the 'Kosmaj'

Radiant II is launched into the River Wear

Princess Elizabeth in Sunderland

Crowds at the launch of the 'British Princess'

HMS Opal afloat on the River Wear

Launch of the 'Eidanger'

A Rigger

Turret Ship


The Oldest Workman

HRH Prince Albert visits South Shields

Launch of the 'British Princess'

South Shields and the foreshore

South Shields and the foreshore

HMS Kelly

Launching the Holyhead Ferry


A shotblast machine

Monopol Bay

The launch of a Torpedo Cruiser

An apprentice heating rivets at J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd

Punching rivet holes at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

Welding at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

A painter working on a Super Structure at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

The Prophetic Messenger, 1833

Poor old horse

Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard

Launch of the tanker 'Esso Caernarvon'

Deck view on the 'Hoegh Ranger'

An engine room debate on 'Galeomma'

Launch of 'G.M. Livanos' at the North Sands shipyard

The wheelhouse on 'Nicola'

Deck view on 'Nicola'

Stern quarter view of 'Nicola' on sea trials

Wintry scene at the Southwick shipyard

Inside the Doxford Engine Works Sub Assembly Shop

Double bottoms near completion

Aerial view of 'Nicola' under construction

Shipyard workers at Bartram & Sons, Sunderland

The tanker 'Gomphina' under tow on the River Wear

Cargo ship 'Finix' ready for launch

Preparing for a launch

Inside the Southwick Engine Works, Sunderland

Launch party of HMS Thisbe

HMS Thisbe at sea

Launch party of HMS Ghurka

HMS Ghurka at sea

Launch party of HMS Calypso

'Orenda Bridge' on sea trials

'Silverbriar' at night

Launch of the tanker 'Spinanger'

Southwick Shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd

Sunderland Harbour

George Clark’s Engine Works, Southwick

Shipyard of Sir James Laing & Sons, Sunderland

Looking up the River Wear

Launch of the bulk carrier 'Silksworth'

Building cranes at the Elswick Works

Aerial view of the Elswick Works

'Thorshavn' afloat after launch

Engine room of 'St Essylt'

Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

Palmer's Shipyard, Jarrow

Welding a bedplate at the Doxford Engine Works

Shipyards on the River Wear, 1949

View of the Tyne Bridge from Gateshead

Painting of Northbank's hull is complete

Painting of Northbank's hull underway

Work ongoing around the bow of Northbank

Gantry crane in operation above Northbank

Northbank's main deck progressing well

Progress continues on the cargo ship ‘Northbank’

Work is underway on the side frames of Northbank

Work continues on Northbank's double bottom

Work starts on Northbank's double bottom

Construction of Northbank's hull continues

Bottom shell plating of Northbank is put in place

Support blocks are laid out for the Northbank

The keel of the Northbank is laid

Launch of the Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes