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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

At work in a shipyard joiners' shop

At work in a shipyard joiners' shop

A scene from the Joiner's shop of a Sunderland shipyard, probably that of Sir James Laing & Sons, January 1948, (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/5/4/2/5)...Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding an... 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

'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

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