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Title : Cargo ship 'Miss Chandris' ready for launch

Description : View of the cargo ship ‘Miss Chandris’ ready for launch at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Pallion, 11 March 1959 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/830/2/1) Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selection of images from its Sunderland shipbuilding collections. The set has been produced to celebrate Sunderland History Fair on 7 June 2014. It's a reminder of the thousands of vessels launched on the River Wear and the many outstanding achievements of Sunderland’s shipyards and their workers. These photographs reflect Sunderland’s history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering from the development of turret ships in the 1890s through to the design for SD14s in the 1960s. The Sunderland shipbuilding collections are full of fascinating stories. Some of these are represented in this set, such as the ‘Rondefjell’, launched in two halves on the River Wear by John Crown & Sons Ltd and then joined together on the River Tyne. The set also shows the vital part that Sunderland’s shipbuilding industry played during the First World War. William Doxford & Sons Ltd built Royal Naval destroyers such as HMS Opal, which served in the Battle of Jutland, while other yards constructed cargo ships to help keep these shores supplied. (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 : sunderland

Subject : shipbuilding

Subject : shiplaunches

Subject : cargoship

Subject : pallionsunderland

Subject : shipyard

Subject : launch

Subject : maritimeheritage

Subject : misschandris

Subject : williamdoxfordsonsltd

Subject : riverwear

Subject : blackandwhitephotograph

Subject : frame

Subject : structure

Subject : support

Subject : marineengineering

Subject : pallion11march1959

Subject : sunderlandhistoryfair

Subject : 7june2014

Subject : river

Subject : industrial

Subject : construction

Subject : supplies

Subject : timber

Subject : cloth

Subject : fabric

Subject : stand

Subject : symbol

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Subject : sections

Subject : panel

Subject : deck

Subject : assembly

Subject : parts

Subject : steel

Subject : berth

Subject : body

Subject : platform

Subject : bow

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Subject : plate

Subject : rigging

Subject : momentous

Subject : porthole

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