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

HMS Ark Royal - Leaving the Tyne for the first time on trials 19th Oct...

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

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

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

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

HMS Ark Royal - 16th March 1985

HMS Ark Royal - 16th March 1985

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

HMS Ark Royal - 27th April 1984

HMS Ark Royal - 27th April 1984

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

HMS Ark Royal - 30th January 1984

HMS Ark Royal - 30th January 1984

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

HMS Ark Royal - Launch - 20th JUNE 1981

HMS Ark Royal - Launch - 20th JUNE 1981

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

HMS Ark Royal - 10th March 1981

HMS Ark Royal - 10th March 1981

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

HMS Ark Royal - under construction - 13th March 1979

HMS Ark Royal - under construction - 13th March 1979

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

HMS Ark Royal - 20th October 1980

HMS Ark Royal - 20th October 1980

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

HMS Ark Royal - 7th July 1980

HMS Ark Royal - 7th July 1980

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

HMS Ark Royal - Fitting out - 27th September 1983

HMS Ark Royal - Fitting out - 27th September 1983

HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th Dece... more

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

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

The UB-110 sunk after attacking a merchant shipping convoy near Hartlepool in July 1918. It was then salvaged and transferred to Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Ltd. Dry Docks (Wallsend), with an order to restore... more

Sailing Ship

Sailing Ship

Sailing ship under tow on the Tyne. nd (c 1900)...From a collection of glass quarter plate negatives of photographs taken by James William Coleby, of Willington Quay...TWAS Ref: DX1250/4..(Copyright) We're happ... more

Sea Trials - Mauretania

Sea Trials - Mauretania

Mauretania leaving the Tyne for sea trials...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard and was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tynes... more

Dominion Monarch

Dominion Monarch

The launch party on the platform,1938...Built at Swan Hunters & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, The Dominion Monarch was a first class passenger-cargo liner and at the time was the largest... more

Prehistoric Canoe

Prehistoric Canoe

Several blind children and their teacher are sitting in the prehistoric dug out canoe. The canoe was discovered in the River Wear at South Hylton in 1888. ..Photograph taken at Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery... more

Iron Ore Quay, Tyne Dock, 1962

Iron Ore Quay, Tyne Dock, 1962

Aerial view of the Iron Ore Quay, Tyne Dock, July 1962 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/29586E)...Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a series of aerial photographs of South Tyneside. These images were captured by the ... more

Jarrow from above, 1973

Jarrow from above, 1973

Aerial view of Jarrow, June 1973 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/61779A)...Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a series of aerial photographs of South Tyneside. These images were captured by the Newcastle-based photog... more

Aerial view of South Shields, 1950

Aerial view of South Shields, 1950

Aerial view of South Shields, July 1950 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/5148B)...Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a series of aerial photographs of South Tyneside. These images were captured by the Newcastle-based ... 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

Launch party of the 'Kosmaj'

Launch party of the 'Kosmaj'

View of the launch party of the ‘Kosmaj’, taken before her launch at the North Sands shipyard of Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd, 18 August 1977 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/2/7). She was built for Jugoslavenska Oceanska... 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

Princess Elizabeth in Sunderland

Princess Elizabeth in Sunderland

Princess Elizabeth watching the tanker ‘British Princess’ sliding down the ways at the shipyard of Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Deptford, Sunderland, 30 April 1946 (TWAM ref. DS.LG/4/PH/4/1)...Tyne & Wear Archiv... more

Crowds at the launch of the 'British Princess'

Crowds at the launch of the 'British Princess'

Crowds look on during the launch of the tanker ‘British Princess’ built by Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Deptford, Sunderland, 30 April 1946 (TWAM ref. DS.LG/4/PH/4/1)...Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a... more

HMS Opal afloat on the River Wear

HMS Opal afloat on the River Wear

View of the First World War torpedo boat destoyer HMS Opal, launched by William Doxford & Sons Ltd, September 1915 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/6/8)...Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selection of images from it... more

Launch of the 'Eidanger'

Launch of the 'Eidanger'

View of the tanker ‘Eidanger’ afloat on the River Wear after launch, built by Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, 1 July 1938 (TWAM ref. DS.LG/4/PH/3/1 pg23)...Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selection of im... more

A Rigger

A Rigger

This is an Advertisement for William Doxford & Sons Ltd showing a rigger using traditional techniques to splice a wire rope, c1961..Reference: DS.DOX/6/7/4/3..Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation i... more

Turret Ship

Turret Ship

This is a view of the turret ship ‘Grangesberg’ under construction by William Doxford & Sons, Pallion, c1903...Reference: DS.DOX/4/PH/3/2..Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and m... more

Draughtsmen

Draughtsmen

This is a photograph of Draughtsmen at work in the optical loft of Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, April 1958...Reference: DS.BM/5/4/1/1..Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and ma... more

The Oldest Workman

The Oldest Workman

Queen Elizabeth shakes hands with John Taylor, 89, oldest workman at the Hebburn Shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie, 7 April 1943...Reference: 2931..On 22 November Prince William will be visiting Sunderland and South ... more

HRH Prince Albert visits South Shields

HRH Prince Albert visits South Shields

This photograph shows the future King George VI visiting the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields, 16 April 1920..Reference: 1061/1209/2..On 22 November Prince William will be visiting Sunderland... more

Launch of the 'British Princess'

Launch of the 'British Princess'

This is a photograph of Princess Elizabeth launching the tanker ‘British Princess’ built by Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Deptford, 30 April 1946...Reference: DS.LG/4/PH/4/1 pg24..On 22 November Prince William wi... more

South Shields and the foreshore

South Shields and the foreshore

This is an Aerial view of South Shields foreshore, July 1955...Reference: DT.TUR/2/14025F..This photograph is part of a set that has been created to celebrate the opening of South Tyneside Council’s new leisure... more

South Shields and the foreshore

South Shields and the foreshore

This is an Aerial view of South Shields foreshore, July 1955...Reference: DT.TUR/2/14025D..This photograph is part of a set that has been created to celebrate the opening of South Tyneside Council’s new leisure... more

HMS Kelly

HMS Kelly

This photograph shows the HMS Kelly (built 1939) on full power trial. HMS Kelly was built at the Hawthorn Leslie yard, Hebburn...Reference: 2931-43-01..This image is taken from an album produced by the world fa... more

Launching the Holyhead Ferry

Launching the Holyhead Ferry

This photograph, taken in the Hawthorn Leslie yard, Hebburn is captioned 'A Helping Hand. Launching "Holyhead Ferry I" February 1965.'..This image is taken from an album produced by the world famous shipbuildin... more

Welding

Welding

This photograph, taken in the Hawthorn Leslie yard, Hebburn shows a worker welding both sides of a structure at once, c1960s...Reference: 2931-43-20..This image is taken from an album produced by the world famo... more

A shotblast machine

A shotblast machine

This photograph, taken in the Hawthorn Leslie yard, Hebburn is of a Shotblast Machine Showing Manipulators, Sept 1960...Reference: 2931-43-10..This image is taken from an album produced by the world famous ship... more

Monopol Bay

Monopol Bay

This photograph, taken in the Hawthorn Leslie yard, Hebburn shows the Monopol Bay in the Preparation Shed (looking North), Sept 1960...Reference: 2931-43-09..This image is taken from an album produced by the wo... more

The launch of a Torpedo Cruiser

The launch of a Torpedo Cruiser

This is a launch invitation for the torpedo cruiser ‘Panther’, first ship built at the Elswick Shipyard, 1885. ..Image reference: 696/7/2..This image is part of a small selection of photographs from our outstan... more

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

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

View of an apprentice heating rivets at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, 1946, (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/5/3/16)...This set celebrates the achievements of the famous Sunderland shipbuil... more

Punching rivet holes at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

Punching rivet holes at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

Reference: DS.JLT-5-3-15..This image has been taken from the Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd shipbuilders’ collection. The photographs, taken at the Sunderland Based Shipyard were used in the publicity campaign 'T... more

Welding at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

Welding at Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd

Reference: DS.JLT-5-3-13-1..This image has been taken from the Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd shipbuilders’ collection. The photographs, taken at the Sunderland Based Shipyard were used in the publicity campaign ... more

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

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

Reference: DS.JLT-5-3-4..This image has been taken from the Joseph L Thompson & Sons Ltd shipbuilders’ collection. The photographs, taken at the Sunderland Based Shipyard were used in the publicity campaign 'Th... more

The Prophetic Messenger, 1833

The Prophetic Messenger, 1833

This image is from a 1791 scrapbook in Tyne & Wear Archives, the extract inspired a song on the album 'The Glass Trunk' by Richard Dawson..Reference: DX-17-1..This is a collection sourced for the project Half M... more

Poor old horse

Poor old horse

This image is from a 1791 scrapbook in Tyne & Wear Archives, the extract inspired a song on the album 'The Glass Trunk' by Richard Dawson.Reference: DX-17-1..This is a collection sourced for the project Half Me... more

Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard

Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard

Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland, 26 May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22169B). The image appears to show the shipyard's new pre-fabrication shed under construction. Work i... more

Launch of the tanker 'Esso Caernarvon'

Launch of the tanker 'Esso Caernarvon'

View of the tanker ‘Esso Caernarvon’ sliding down the ways at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland, 30 May 1962 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/710/3/2). The image also shows shipyard workers ... more

Deck view on the 'Hoegh Ranger'

Deck view on the 'Hoegh Ranger'

Deck view on the tanker 'Hoegh Ranger' fitting out at Manor Quay, October 1952 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT4/PH/1/673/5/1). She was launched at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland on 23 May 1952. ... more

An engine room debate on 'Galeomma'

An engine room debate on 'Galeomma'

A debate in the engine room during speed trials of the tanker ‘Galeomma’, built by J.L. Thompson & Sons, North Sands, Sunderland, May 1946 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/643/1/6)...This set celebrates the achievement... more

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

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

Launch of the bulk carrier 'G.M. Livanos' at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, 26 April 1968 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/723/2/1)...This set celebrates the achievements of the famous Sunderland shi... 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

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

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

Inside the Doxford Engine Works Sub Assembly Shop

Inside the Doxford Engine Works Sub Assembly Shop

View of the Doxford Engine Works Sub Assembly Shop, Pallion, Sunderland, August 1954 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/6/11/9/6). Looking along the Northerly bay from East to West...Sunderland has a remarkable history of innov... 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

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

Shipyard workers at Bartram & Sons, Sunderland

Shipyard workers at Bartram & Sons, Sunderland

Fabricating a bow section at the shipyard of Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, November 1956 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/16664D)...Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering.... more

The tanker 'Gomphina' under tow on the River Wear

The tanker 'Gomphina' under tow on the River Wear

View of the tanker ‘Gomphina' being towed by the tugboat ‘President’ after launch from the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, 14 October 1947 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/876B)...Tyne & Wear Archives is p... more

Cargo ship 'Finix' ready for launch

Cargo ship 'Finix' ready for launch

Bow view of the cargo ship 'Finix' ready for launch at the Pallion Yard of the Doxford & Sunderland Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland, 18 April 1969 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/4222B)...Tyne & Wear Archives... more

Preparing for a launch

Preparing for a launch

View of the tugboat ‘Flying Wizard’ being prepared for launch by the shipyard workers of J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd at the former shipyard of John Crown & Sons, Sunderland, 9 June 1960 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/24495X... more

Inside the Southwick Engine Works, Sunderland

Inside the Southwick Engine Works, Sunderland

Lowering a crankshaft into position at the Southwick Engine Works of George Clark Ltd, Sunderland, April 1955 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/13527E)...Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and ... more

Launch party of HMS Thisbe

Launch party of HMS Thisbe

Launch party of the destroyer HMS Thisbe, launched at the Hebburn shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie, 8 March 1917 (TWAM ref. 4923/2)...A lovely wintry scene. Looks like a young apprentice has got himself into the pho... more

HMS Thisbe at sea

HMS Thisbe at sea

Port side view of the R-class destroyer HMS Thisbe at sea, 1917 (TWAM ref. 2931 War29)...The shipyard of R. & W. Hawthorn Leslie at Hebburn built many fine warships. During the First World War the firm built 2 ... more

Launch party of HMS Ghurka

Launch party of HMS Ghurka

Launch party of HMS Ghurka, launched at the Hebburn shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie on 29 April 1907 (TWAM ref. 4923/1)...HMS Ghurka was a Tribal-class destroyer. Tragically, HMS Ghurka was sunk on 8 February 1917 ... more

HMS Ghurka at sea

HMS Ghurka at sea

Starboard side view of HMS Ghurka at sea, 1908 (TWAM ref. 2931 War17)...HMS Ghurka was a Tribal-class destroyer launched by Hawthorn Leslie on 29 April 1907. Tragically, HMS Ghurka was sunk on 8 February 1917 a... more

Launch party of HMS Calypso

Launch party of HMS Calypso

Launch party of the light cruiser HMS Calypso, launched at the Hebburn shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie, 24 January 1917 (TWAM ref. 4923/2)...HMS Calypso was damaged during the 2nd Battle of Heligoland Bight on 17 N... more

'Orenda Bridge' on sea trials

'Orenda Bridge' on sea trials

View of the bulk carrier 'Orenda Bridge' on sea trials, March 1972 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/6/59728A). She was launched at the North Sands shipyard, Sunderland on 3 November 1971...This set celebrates the achievements... more

'Silverbriar' at night

'Silverbriar' at night

View of the cargo ship ‘Silverbriar’ at night, February 1948 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/1232W). She was launched at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland, 21 May 1947. ..This set celebrates the ... more

Launch of the tanker 'Spinanger'

Launch of the tanker 'Spinanger'

View of the tanker ‘Spinanger’ entering the River Wear after launch from the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland, 22 October 1957 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/694/3/3). The launch of 'Spinanger... 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

Sunderland Harbour

Sunderland Harbour

Aerial view of Sunderland Harbour looking south, May 1950 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/4757F)...This set of aerial images is intended as a short historical tour of the River Wear from the Piers to Pallion. It gives us a... 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

Shipyard of Sir James Laing & Sons, Sunderland

Shipyard of Sir James Laing & Sons, Sunderland

Aerial view of the Deptford Yard of Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland looking back toward the Wearmouth Bridge, May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22174B). You can also see the Gas Works on the right hand side o... more

Looking up the River Wear

Looking up the River Wear

Aerial view looking up the River Wear, with the North Dock in the foreground and the North Sands shipyard in the background, May 1959 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/22167A)...This set of aerial images is intended as a sho... more

Launch of the bulk carrier 'Silksworth'

Launch of the bulk carrier 'Silksworth'

View of the bulk carrier ‘Silksworth’ sliding down the ways at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland, 28 February 1964 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/713/2)...This set celebrates the achievemen... more

Building cranes at the Elswick Works

Building cranes at the Elswick Works

Working on cranes at the Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1929 (TWAM ref 1027/9)...‘Workshop of the World’ is a phrase often used to describe Britain’s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century.... more

Aerial view of the Elswick Works

Aerial view of the Elswick Works

Aerial view of the Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, April 1962 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/28699A)...‘Workshop of the World’ is a phrase often used to describe Britain’s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth... more

'Thorshavn' afloat after launch

'Thorshavn' afloat after launch

View of the tanker ‘Thorshavn’ afloat on the River Wear after launch by J.L. Thompson & Sons, 21 November 1949 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/661/3/3)...This set celebrates the achievements of the famous Sunderland s... more

Engine room of 'St Essylt'

Engine room of 'St Essylt'

Engine room on board the cargo ship ‘St. Essylt', 1948 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/653/9/1). She was launched at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, 15 September 1947. For a view of the launch see ww... more

Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland

Postcard of the Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland, c1930 (TWAM ref. DF.ATK/16/16/2). The postcard is unused...This set celebrates the many postcards in our collections. The people, places and events they show can gi... more

Palmer's Shipyard, Jarrow

Palmer's Shipyard, Jarrow

Postcard of Palmer's shipyard, Jarrow, early 20th century, featuring the yard's famous gantry cranes (TWAM ref. 5625)...The postcard is unused...This set celebrates the many postcards in our collections. The pe... more

Welding a bedplate at the Doxford Engine Works

Welding a bedplate at the Doxford Engine Works

View inside the Doxford Engine Works Fabricating Department, Pallion, Sunderland, August 1954 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/6/11/9/10). The image shows workers welding the bedplate of a six cylinder marine engine...Sunderl... more

Shipyards on the River Wear, 1949

Shipyards on the River Wear, 1949

Aerial view of shipyards on the River Wear, April 1949 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/2829C). The shipyard of William Doxofrd & Sons is on the centre left of the picture, while William Pickersgill & Sons is on the right. ... more

View of the Tyne Bridge from Gateshead

View of the Tyne Bridge from Gateshead

View of the Tyne Bridge from Gateshead, as work on its construction continues, 6 March 1928 (TWAM ref. 3730/15/16). ..The Tyne Bridge is one of the North East’s most iconic landmarks. These photographs were tak... more

Painting of Northbank's hull is complete

Painting of Northbank's hull is complete

Painting of the hull is complete and the vessel is ready for launch, 31 January 1957 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/21)...This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ‘Northbank’ by the famous shipbu... more

Painting of Northbank's hull underway

Painting of Northbank's hull underway

Painting of Northbank's hull underway at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 24 January 1957 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/20)..This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ‘Northban... more

Work ongoing around the bow of Northbank

Work ongoing around the bow of Northbank

Work is ongoing around the bow of the cargo ship 'Northbank' at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 27 December 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/16)..This album documents the construction of ... more

Gantry crane in operation above Northbank

Gantry crane in operation above Northbank

Gantry crane in operation above the cargo ship ‘Northbank’ at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 13 December 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/15)..This album documents the construction of th... more

Northbank's main deck progressing well

Northbank's main deck progressing well

Work on the bulkheads and main deck of Northbank progressing well at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 6 December 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/14)..This album documents the construction... more

Progress continues on the cargo ship ‘Northbank’

Progress continues on the cargo ship ‘Northbank’

Progress continues on the ‘Northbank’ at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 1 November 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/9)...This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ‘Northban... more

Work is underway on the side frames of Northbank

Work is underway on the side frames of Northbank

Work on the side frames of the ‘Northbank’ is underway at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 25 October 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/8)...This album documents the construction of the car... more

Work continues on Northbank's double bottom

Work continues on Northbank's double bottom

Work continues on the double bottom of ‘Northbank’ at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 11 October 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/6)...This album documents the construction of the cargo s... more

Work starts on Northbank's double bottom

Work starts on Northbank's double bottom

Work starts on the double bottom of ‘Northbank’ at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 4 October 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/5)...This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ... more

Construction of Northbank's hull continues

Construction of Northbank's hull continues

Construction work continues on the hull of the cargo ship ‘Northbank’ at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 27 September 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/4)..This album documents the constru... more

Bottom shell plating of Northbank is put in place

Bottom shell plating of Northbank is put in place

Bottom shell plating of the cargo ship 'Northbank' is put in place at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 20 September 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/3)..This album documents the constructi... more

Support blocks are laid out for the Northbank

Support blocks are laid out for the Northbank

Support blocks are laid out for the cargo ship 'Northbank', 13 September 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/2)...This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ‘Northbank’ by the famous shipbuilding f... more

The keel of the Northbank is laid

The keel of the Northbank is laid

The keel of the cargo ship 'Northbank' is laid, 6 September 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/1)...This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ‘Northbank’ by the famous shipbuilding firm William D... more

Launch of the Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes

Launch of the Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes

Postcard of the launch of the Brazilian battleship 'Minas Geraes' at the Elswick Shipyard of Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 10 September 1908 (TWAM ref. DF.CLR/8/5)...The postcard ... more