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Launch of the 'British Princess'

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View of 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 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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sunderland | shipbuilding | britishprincess | sirjameslaingsonsltd | shiplaunches | cargoship | deptfordsunderland | shipyard

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Princess Elizabeth in Sunderland

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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 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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sunderland | shipbuilding | britishprincess | sirjameslaingsonsltd | shiplaunches | cargoship | deptfordsunderland | shipyard | princesselizabeth | queenelizabeth2 | royalty | royal | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | tanker | viewingplatform | gathering | event | occasion | debtford | 30april1946 | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | industry | socialhistory | abstract | vessel | ship | launch | transportation | development | construction | structure | fascinating | unusual | interesting | engaging | riverwear | sunderland?sshipbuildingindustry | sunderlandlaunches | roof | decoration | people | crowds | building | flag | label | rope | sky | grain | mark | blur | hat | coat | crease | tie | shirt | jewellery

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Crowds at the launch of the 'British Princess'

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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 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 archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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sunderland | shipbuilding | britishprincess | sirjameslaingsonsltd | shiplaunches | cargoship | deptfordsunderland | shipyard | shipbuildingheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | industry | archives | abstract | digitalimage | crowd | people | gathering | grain | blur | interesting | fascinating | unusual | poignant | sunderlandlaunches | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | launch | tanker | vessel | ship | deptford | 30april1946 | sunderlandhistoryfair | 7june2014 | riverwear | production | construction | structure | development | marineengineering | rail | platform | timber | land | ground | label | letters | bar | pile | stones | debris | cap | clothing | crease | hat | glasses | smiling | standing | observing | event | occasion | trousers | coat | pocket | scarf | innovation | transportation | ear

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Launch of the 'British Princess'

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Princess Elizabeth in Sunderland

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shipyard | queenelizabeth2 | sunderland | shipbuilding | cargoship | princesselizabeth | shiplaunches | sirjameslaingsonsltd | britishprincess | deptfordsunderland

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Crowds at the launch of the 'British Princess'

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shipyard | sunderland | shipbuilding | cargoship | shiplaunches | sirjameslaingsonsltd | britishprincess | deptfordsunderland

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