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Launch of the SD14 'Syrie'

Launch of the SD14 'Syrie'

Launch of the SD14 ‘Syrie’ from the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, 14 February 1968 (DT.TUR/4/AG3727A)...Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selection of images from its Sunderland shipb... More

'Scottish Trader ' ready for launch

'Scottish Trader ' ready for launch

View of the bulk carrier ‘Scottish Trader’ ready for launch at the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, 6 December 1961 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/AG1873A)...Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selec... More

The 'Iron Ore' ready for launch

The 'Iron Ore' ready for launch

Aerial view of the Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd and the surrounding area, 8 July 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22435B). The image shows the ore carrier ‘Iron Ore’ ready for launch...Tyne & Wear Archive... More

Three Sunderland-built ships on the River Wear

Three Sunderland-built ships on the River Wear

The cargo ship ‘Harpagus’ being towed to the fitting out quay after launch by William Doxford & Sons Ltd, 24 September 1957 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/823/3/4)...The image also shows the cargo ship ‘Errington Cou... More

Aerial view of the Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd

Aerial view of the Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd

Aerial photograph of the Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, early May 1960 (TWAM ref. 3396/24229B). This shows the cargo ship ‘Willowbank’ in the foreground being fitted out, shortly after her launch o... More

Radiant II is launched into the River Wear

Radiant II is launched into the River Wear

Workers look on as the yacht Radiant II slides down the slipway into the River Wear at the Wear Dockyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, 29 March 1961 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/26431K)..For an image of her ready for lau... More

Radiant II ready for launch

Radiant II ready for launch

Luxury yacht Radiant II ready for launch at the Wear Dockyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, 29 March 1961 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/26431C)..Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selection of images from its Sund... More

Tug boats towing Radiant II after launch

Tug boats towing Radiant II after launch

View of the River Wear showing the yacht ‘Radiant II’ under tow after launch from the Wear Dockyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, 29 March 1961 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/26431AA)..This set of images celebrates the 300... More

Launch of the SD14 'Degedo'

Launch of the SD14 'Degedo'

View of the SD14 cargo ship 'Degedo' afloat on the River Wear after launch by Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, September 1968 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/AG3980B)..Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selection of image... More

Preparing the SD14 'Ariadne' for launch

Preparing the SD14 'Ariadne' for launch

View of the SD14 'Ariadne' being prepared for launch at the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill, 16 April 1969 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/54756Z)..Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selection of images ... More

SD14 cargo ship ready for launch

SD14 cargo ship ready for launch

View of 'Catharina Oldendorff' ready for launch at the shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, Sunderland, 20 August 1974 (TWAM ref. DS.AP/4/PH/2/12)...Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selection of imag... More

Aerial stern view of ‘Nicola’

Aerial stern view of ‘Nicola’

Aerial stern view of ‘Nicola’ on sea trials, 20 February 1968 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/6/52258H)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standard ships designed by the Sunderland shipyard of Au... More

Aerial starboard bow quarter view of ‘Nicola’

Aerial starboard bow quarter view of ‘Nicola’

Aerial starboard bow quarter view of ‘Nicola’ on sea trials, 20 February 1968 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/6/52258E)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standard ships designed by the Sunderlan... More

The wheelhouse on 'Nicola'

The wheelhouse on 'Nicola'

View of wheelhouse on ‘Nicola’ the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill at the Southwick shipyard, Sunderland (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/3732H)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of... More

'Nicola's engine room

'Nicola's engine room

Inside the engine room on ‘Nicola’ the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/3732B)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standard ships designed by the Su... More

The crew's messroom on 'Nicola'

The crew's messroom on 'Nicola'

View of crew’s messroom on ‘Nicola’ the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill at the Southwick shipyard, Sunderland (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/3732R)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long li... More

Deck view on 'Nicola'

Deck view on 'Nicola'

Deck view looking aft on ‘Nicola’ the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, February 1968 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/3732F)....This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standard ships des... More

Stern quarter view of 'Nicola' on sea trials

Stern quarter view of 'Nicola' on sea trials

Starboard stern quarter view of ‘Nicola’ on sea trials, 13 February 1968 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/52228D). She was launched at the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland, 29 December 1967 ..This set... More

Bow quarter view of 'Nicola' on sea trials

Bow quarter view of 'Nicola' on sea trials

Starboard bow quarter view of ‘Nicola’ on sea trials, 13 February 1968 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/52228C). She was launched at the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland, 29 December 1967 ..This set ce... More

Launch of 'Nicola' onto the River Wear

Launch of 'Nicola' onto the River Wear

View of the first SD14 'Nicola' as she is launched at the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland, 29 December 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/AG3684C)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a... More

Preparing to launch 'Nicola' at the Southwick shipyard

Preparing to launch 'Nicola' at the Southwick shipyard

A young sponsor prepares to launch 'Nicola' at the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill, 29 December 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/52036L)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standa... More

'Nicola' getting a coat of paint

'Nicola' getting a coat of paint

View of ‘Nicola’ shortly before launch from the Southwick yard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, mid December 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/52047B). She's getting a coat of paint and you can now see her name...This set c... More

Wintry scene at the Southwick shipyard

Wintry scene at the Southwick shipyard

Winter scene as ‘Nicola’, nears completion, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland, 11 December 1967 (TWAM ref. 3396/51969 A)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line... More

View of 'Nicola' after two months' work

View of 'Nicola' after two months' work

Progress shot of ‘Nicola’ two months after construction work started, 4 December 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51926A). She was the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, at their Southwick yard, Sunderland... More

Work progressing with 'Nicola'

Work progressing with 'Nicola'

Progress shot of ‘Nicola’ the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, Southwick Yard, 27 November 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51879A)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standar... More

'Nicola's stern frame in place

'Nicola's stern frame in place

Stern frame in place on ‘Nicola’, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, 20 November 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51857A)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standard ships ... More

Moving 'Nicola's stern frame into position

Moving 'Nicola's stern frame into position

Stern frame being manoeuvred into position on ‘Nicola’, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, 13 November 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51828A)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long l... More

Bulkhead in position on 'Nicola'

Bulkhead in position on 'Nicola'

A bulkhead in position on ‘Nicola’, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, 30 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51723A)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standard ships... More

'Nicola' and 'Sygna' under construction at the Southwick yard

'Nicola' and 'Sygna' under construction at the Southwick yard

Aerial photograph of the Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, 11 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51618A). ..As well as showing 'Nicola' in the early stages of construction this image also shows the two ... More

Double bottoms near completion

Double bottoms near completion

Double bottoms near completion of ‘Nicola’, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, 23 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51703B)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standa... More

Double bottoms of the first SD14

Double bottoms of the first SD14

View of the double bottoms of ‘Nicola’, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, Southwick Yard, 16 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51644A)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long li... More

Aerial view of 'Nicola' under construction

Aerial view of 'Nicola' under construction

Aerial photograph of the Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, showing vessels under construction, including the ‘Nicola’, 11 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51618E)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, t... More

Aerial view of the Southwick shipyard, Sunderland

Aerial view of the Southwick shipyard, Sunderland

Aerial photograph of the Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, showing vessels under construction, including ‘Nicola’, 11 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51618B)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the f... More

Bottom shell of 'Nicola'

Bottom shell of 'Nicola'

View of the bottom shell of ‘Nicola’, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, Southwick Yard, 9 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51598)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line o... More

Preparing Inishowen Head for launch

Preparing Inishowen Head for launch

View of the cargo ship 'Inishowen Head' being prepared for launch at the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, Sunderland, 19 January 1965 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/2731A)...Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to... More

Southwick Shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd

Southwick Shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd

Aerial view of the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland looking down the River Wear, May 1965 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/36078A)...This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of ... More

Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland

Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland

Aerial view of the Southwick shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland, September 1961 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/27304A). The cargo ship 'Torr Head' can be seen in the foreground at the firm's fitting out quay. In... More

George Clark’s Engine Works, Southwick

George Clark’s Engine Works, Southwick

Aerial view of George Clark’s Engine Works, Southwick, August 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/22581C). To the west side of Queen Alexandra Bridge you can see part of the Southwick Shipyard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd. T... More

Fish Quay, Strand Quay and Manor Quay

Fish Quay, Strand Quay and Manor Quay

Aerial view of River Wear, with the Fish Quay in the foreground, Strand Quay on the opposite side, May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22167C). The Shell tanker 'Aluco' is being fitted out by J.L. Thompson & Sons at M... More

Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

Aerial view of Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland and surrounding area, May 1949 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/2927F). The image shows a collier docked on the pontoon belonging to Austin & Pickersgill at the bottom of the pict... More