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Ocean liners: John Currie - Mauretania

Ocean liners: John Currie - Mauretania

This photograph is taken in Canada Dock in Liverpool, 1909. The gentleman in uniform is “Mauretania’s” first Chief Engineer, John Currie. ..RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania's Turbines

Ocean liners: Mauretania's Turbines

Photograph showing the assembly of a turbine rotor. Each of the blades were cut to length by hand and there were over 3 million blades in “Mauretania’s” turbines. ..RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous shi... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania Build

Ocean liners: Mauretania Build

This is a view from the aft looking forward at the 'Mauretania', showing the installation of the forward coal bunkers – an original Magic Lantern slide is dated 04/04/1905...RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most f... More

Ocean liners: Onboard the Mauretania

Ocean liners: Onboard the Mauretania

A view of the deck onboard the Mauretania, with a young boy and girl skating along the deck...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard and was... More

Ocean liners: Grand Entrance - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Grand Entrance - Mauretania

There were 9 decks in the Mauretania and this was the Grand Entrance on the boat deck...Also on this deck was the first-class library, the first-class lounge and music room, the first-class smoking room and the... More

Ocean liners: Observation Room - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Observation Room - Mauretania

The observation room was based on the promenade deck. Here passengers could view the vessel forging ahead, but had protection from the strong winds that were caused by the great speeds that Mauretania travelled... More

Ocean liners: Promenades - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Promenades - Mauretania

Heres a view showing the second- class promenades of the Mauretania...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard and was one of the most famous ... More

Ocean liners: Stern of Mauretania

Ocean liners: Stern of Mauretania

View of the stern of the ship showing the propellers...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard, sections being maufactured by Wallsend Slipwa... More

Ocean liners: Launch Party - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Launch Party - Mauretania

People attending the official launch party of the Mauretania...Built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard, RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever bui... More

Ocean liners: Navigating House - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Navigating House - Mauretania

Heres a view of the navigating house on board the Mauretania...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 e... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania Starting Platform

Ocean liners: Mauretania Starting Platform

View of the engine room controls...The inner wheel you can see towards the middle of the photograph was used to control steam to the low pressure turbine for manoeuvring. The outer wheel was used for ocean stea... More

Ocean liners: Kitchens - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Kitchens - Mauretania

First and second class kitchens on RMS "Mauretania"..The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard...RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ship... More

Ocean liners: RMS Mauretania - deck

Ocean liners: RMS Mauretania - deck

This is the boat deck of the Mauretania...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard...RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever buil... More

First Class Pantry - Mauretania

First Class Pantry - Mauretania

This is one of the first class pantries on board the Mauretania...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard...RMS MAURETANIA was one of the mos... More

Ocean liners: Drawing Room - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Drawing Room - Mauretania

Heres a view of the second-class drawing room on the RMS Mauretania...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard and was one of the most famous ... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania - Room

Ocean liners: Mauretania - Room

Here's the special state room on D deck of the "Mauretania"...Built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard, RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever buil... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania - Propeller

Ocean liners: Mauretania - Propeller

This shows one of the four bladed propellers of the Mauretania, manufactured by Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Company Limited (as can be seen on one of the blades to the right)...The Mauretania was built by th... More

Ocean liners: Verandah Café - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Verandah Café - Mauretania

On board the RMS Mauretania, was housed this spectacular verandah café. It was situated on the boat deck where passengers could sit and drink their coffee in the open air - looking out to sea...The Mauretania w... More

Ocean liners: Anchor Men - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Anchor Men - Mauretania

This is another illustration of the size and weight of the anchor chains of the "Mauretania". ..RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside...Reference: TWAS Ref: 2931/T/14..(Copyrigh... More

Ocean liners: Boiler Uptake - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Boiler Uptake - Mauretania

This section of the Mauretania was the lead from the boilers to the base of one of the funnels, to exhaust the smoke and flue gas...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania - Bridge Front

Ocean liners: Mauretania - Bridge Front

A view of the bridge front of the Mauretania...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 Tyn... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania - Promenade deck

Ocean liners: Mauretania - Promenade deck

Heres a view of the promenade deck of the "Mauretania"...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard...RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania Voyage 1935

Ocean liners: Mauretania Voyage 1935

Mauretania off the Tyne on her final voyage to Rosyth, where she was broken up...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard and was one of the m... More

Ocean liners: Bower Anchor - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Bower Anchor - Mauretania

Here is a man stood next to a bower anchor, which were usually attached one each side of the bow. This was one used on the Mauretania and the gentlemen helps demonstrate how large these anchors actually were...... More

Ocean liners: Workmen - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Workmen - Mauretania

The aft launch cradle in position. This photograph shows some of the workmen who built the vessel...RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. ..Reference: TWAS: 2931.T.6..(Copyrigh... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania Continued

Ocean liners: Mauretania Continued

Work proceeding on the double bottoms on the construction of the 'Mauretania'...Note the hydraulic riveting machine in the foreground to the right. ..RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built o... More

Ocean liners: Dining Room - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Dining Room - Mauretania

This is the second class dining room on the Mauretania...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 bu... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania Decks

Ocean liners: Mauretania Decks

Photograph taken from the stern showing completed bunkers and the decks taking shape on the 'Mauretania'. ..RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside...Reference: TWAS: L4673.16..(C... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania - Turbine Machinery

Ocean liners: Mauretania - Turbine Machinery

Turbine machinery for the Mauretania, in the erecting shop of the makers, the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Company Limited...The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd,... More

Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co "Mauretania"

Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co "Mauretania"

Photograph of one of the four original propeller bosses for "Mauretania" at Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. ..Reference: TWAS: DS.WS/143/2/3..(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image withi... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania Stern

Ocean liners: Mauretania Stern

Here is a stern view showing the disposition of propellers of the Mauretania...Built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard, RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famou... More

Ocean liners: Mauretania Turbine Casing

Ocean liners: Mauretania Turbine Casing

Transportation of large components. This photograph illustrates the progress made in the use of steam between the “old” traction engine and the “new” turbine casing for ships. ..Reference: TWAS: L4720.1..(Copyr... More

Mauretania - Full speed ahead

Mauretania - Full speed ahead

Here's "Mauretania" at full speed, built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard...RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside...Ref number... More

Ocean liners: Children's Room - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Children's Room - Mauretania

The children's dining-saloon and nursery on the shelter deck of the Mauretania, was decorated with paintings illustrating nursery ryhmes by the artist J. E. Mitchell of Newcastle...The rocking horse would have ... More

Ocean liners: Rotor - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Rotor - Mauretania

Photograph of a completed low pressure rotor with workmen to indicate scale on the 'Mauretania'...RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. ..Maufactured by Wallsend Slipway & Engi... More

Ocean liners: Propeller from Mauretania

Ocean liners: Propeller from Mauretania

A complete propeller assembly at Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. for the "Mauretania" ..Reference: TWAS: DS.WS/143/2/4..(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Co... More

Ocean liners: Library - Mauretania

Ocean liners: Library - Mauretania

This photograph shows the bookcase in the library of the Mauretania. Situated on the boat deck, along with a lounge, music room and smoking room, the library was one of many first-class facilities on board the ... More

Ocean liners: Sea Trials - Mauretania

Ocean liners: 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

Jane Agnes Duffy, arrested for theft

Jane Agnes Duffy, arrested for theft

Name: Jane A. V. Duffy.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 9 December 1914.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-250-Jane A V Duffy..The Shields Daily News for 9 Decemb... More

John P. Wilson, soldier, arrested for theft

John P. Wilson, soldier, arrested for theft

Name: John P. Wilson.Arrested for: not given.Arrested at: North Shields Police Station.Arrested on: 21 January 1916.Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-262-John P Wilson..For an image of his wife, Mona Wilson ... More

Men at Work - Mauretania

Men at Work - Mauretania

Boiler room after the conversion to oil burning, 1921. ..RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside...Reference: TWAS: DS.WS.143.473..(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this di... More

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 - 6th May 1981

HMS Ark Royal - 6th May 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. Photo of Control room looking aft, starboard side

German Submarine, UB-110. Photo of Control room looking aft, starboard...

This image shows manhole to periscope wall, valve wheels for flooding and blowing. Hanwheels for periscope gear, air pressure gauges. The UB-110 sunk after attacking a merchant shipping convoy near Hartlepool i... More

Ocean liners: Sea Trials - Mauretania

Ocean liners: 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

U-Boat 110, the Torpedo Room showing an overhead arrangement

U-Boat 110, the Torpedo Room showing an overhead arrangement

This photograph shows the U-Boat 110, a German Submarine that was sunk and risen in 1918. This photograph shows the Submarine's forward Torpedo Room...Reference: DS.SWH/5/3/2/14/1/9..This image is taken from an... More

The opening of Wallsend Golf Course

The opening of Wallsend Golf Course

Hugh Crawford Smith MP, driving the first ball at the opening of Wallsend Golf Course, 3 June 1905 (TWAM ref. DX496/5/1)...This postcard is addressed to Master G. Murray, Epworth College, Rhyl and contains the ... More

Two great ships, side by side

Two great ships, side by side

View of the 'Turbinia' beside the 'Mauretania' at Wallsend in 1907 (TWAM ref. DS.SWH/4/PH/7/6/58). The presence of the 'Turbinia' really gets across the size of the great ocean liner...The 'Mauretania' was one ... More

Dining saloon on the ocean liner 'Mauretania'

Dining saloon on the ocean liner 'Mauretania'

General view of the upper and lower dining saloon of the great ocean liner 'Mauretania', 1907 (TWAM ref. DS.SWH/4/PH/7/6/16)...The 'Mauretania' was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside...(Copyrig... More

Mauretania on the River Tyne shortly after launch

Mauretania on the River Tyne shortly after launch

Bow view of the ocean liner 'Mauretania' on the River Tyne after her launch at the Wallsend yard of Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, 20 September 1906 (TWAM ref. ds.swh/5/3/4/2/B544)...The 'Mauretania' was one ... More

Mauretania sliding down the slipway

Mauretania sliding down the slipway

Bow view of the 'Mauretania' sliding down the slipway during her launch at the Wallsend yard of Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, 20 September 1906 (TWAM ref. ds.swh/5/3/4/2/B389)...The 'Mauretania' was one of t... More

1st class smoking room on RMS Mauretania

1st class smoking room on RMS Mauretania

View of the 1st class smoking room looking forward on the 'Mauretania', c1907 (TWAM ref. ds.swh/5/3/4/2/B359). She was launched at the Wallsend yard of Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, 20 September 1906...The '... More

RMS Mauretania afloat after launch

RMS Mauretania afloat after launch

Bow view of the 'Mauretania' taken immediately after launch at the Wallsend yard of Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, 20 September 1906 (TWAM ref. ds.swh/5/3/4/2/B544)...The 'Mauretania' was one of the most famo... More

HMS Comus at the Wallsend shipyard

HMS Comus at the Wallsend shipyard

View of HMS Comus alongside Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard, seen from south side of River Tyne, c1915 (TWAM ref. DS.SWH/5/3/4/2/B187)...HMS Comus was launched on 16 December 1914 at the Wallsend Yard ... More

HMS Shark at sea

HMS Shark at sea

Starboard bow view of HMS Shark at sea, c1913 (TWAM ref. DS.SWH/4/PH/4/903/3). She was an Acasta-class destroyer, launched at Wallsend by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson on 30 July 1912...HMS Shark served with ... More

Wallsend. SS Meduana Fire, Swann Hunters 1 by T.H.Dickinson. Giulio Cesare. 1920 DISASTER NORTHUMBERLAND

Wallsend. SS Meduana Fire, Swann Hunters 1 by T.H.Dickinson. Giulio Ce...

Mark Crombie, Flickr vintage topographical postcards collection.

NORTHUMBERLAND, WALLSEND, KINGS ROAD, GENERAL VIEW, 1911, RP

NORTHUMBERLAND, WALLSEND, KINGS ROAD, GENERAL VIEW, 1911, RP

Mark Crombie, Flickr vintage topographical postcards collection.

Hospital Sunday at Wallsend, Newcastle, N.S.W. - very early 1900s

Hospital Sunday at Wallsend, Newcastle, N.S.W. - very early 1900s

There were a number of these parades held around the turn of the 20th century. Friendly societies gathered together to march to raise funds for the hospital. .This newspaper item may refer to this particular ma... More

Sir G. B. Hunter Memorial Hospital

Sir G. B. Hunter Memorial Hospital

Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : A view of the front of Wallsend Infirmary and its grounds. The pillars at the centre of the building mark its entrance. Hospitals Collection : Loc... More

World Unicorn, built by Swan Hunter 1973

World Unicorn, built by Swan Hunter 1973

World Unicorn, built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard, Tyneside in 1973. We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Plea... More