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Title : A shipwright at work at Doxfords, Sunderland

Description : Tom Jones, a foreman shipwright at William Doxford & Sons (Shipbuilders) Ltd , marking out the front plate of a ship using the traditional chalked string method, 1961 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/6/7/4/2). Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering. From the development of turret ships in the 1890s and the production of Doxford opposed piston engines after the First World War through to the designs for Liberty ships in the 1940s and SD14s in the 1960s. Sunderland has much to be proud of. Tyne & Wear Archives cares for tens of thousands of photographs in its shipbuilding collections. Most of these focus on the ships – in particular their construction, launch and sea trials. This set looks to redress the balance and to celebrate the work of the men and women who have played such a vital part in the region’s history. The images show the human side of this great story, with many relating to the world famous shipbuilding and engineering firm William Doxford & Sons Ltd. The Archives has produced a short blog to accompany these images. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email

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Subject : shipbuilding

Subject : shipwright

Subject : williamdoxfordsonsltd

Subject : pallion

Subject : sunderland

Subject : marineengineering

Subject : blackandwhitephotograph

Subject : working

Subject : doxfords

Subject : tomjones

Subject : foremanshipwright

Subject : maritimeheritage

Subject : marking

Subject : frontplate

Subject : chalkedstring

Subject : method

Subject : innovation

Subject : 1961

Subject : design

Subject : construction

Subject : worker

Subject : man

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Subject : buildsproudships

Subject : line

Subject : letters

Subject : arrow

Subject : letter

Subject : precision

Subject : mark

Subject : measure

Subject : capital

Subject : plate

Subject : piece

Subject : parts

Subject : rows

Subject : patterns

Subject : hat

Subject : glasses

Subject : coat

Subject : jumper

Subject : light

Subject : shadow

Subject : concentration

Subject : interesting

Subject : unusual

Subject : hand

Subject : emblem

Subject : box

Subject : lid

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