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Tugboats towing 'Naess Crusader' after her launch Tugboats towing 'Naess Crusader' after her launch

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Mooring the tanker 'Spinanger' after launch Mooring the tanker 'Spinanger' after launch

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The tanker 'Eastgate' on sea trials The tanker 'Eastgate' on sea trials

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Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard

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Aerial view of 'Naess Crusader' at Manor Quay Aerial view of 'Naess Crusader' at Manor Quay

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'Naess Crusader' a few days before her launch 'Naess Crusader' a few days before her launch

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The engine room of 'Naess Crusader' The engine room of 'Naess Crusader'

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View of 'Naess Crusader' from across the River Wear View of 'Naess Crusader' from across the River Wear

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The tanker 'Spinanger' ready for launch The tanker 'Spinanger' ready for launch

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'Naess Crusader' near completion 'Naess Crusader' near completion

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Sea trials of the bulk carrier 'Orenda Bridge' Sea trials of the bulk carrier 'Orenda Bridge'

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On the bridge of 'Naess Crusader' On the bridge of 'Naess Crusader'

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'Naess Crusader' being fitted out at Manor Quay 'Naess Crusader' being fitted out at Manor Quay

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'Naess Crusader' on sea trials 'Naess Crusader' on sea trials

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Aerial view of the River Wear Aerial view of the River Wear

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Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard, 1973 Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard, 1973

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The bulk carrier 'Argonaut' ready for launch The bulk carrier 'Argonaut' ready for launch

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Painting the bow of 'Naess Crusader' Painting the bow of 'Naess Crusader'

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Colour aerial view of 'Naess Crusader' on sea trials Colour aerial view of 'Naess Crusader' on sea trials

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Launch party of the 'Kosmaj'

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View of the launch party of the ?Kosmaj?, taken before her launch at the North Sands shipyard of Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd, 18 August 1977 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/2/7). She was built for Jugoslavenska Oceanska Plovidba BB, Yugoslavia. The image includes performers in traditional folk costume. 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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Nordic Chieftain under construction

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View of the OBO carrier 'Nordic Chieftain' under construction at the North Sands shipyard, Sunderland, February 1974 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/62742C). This set celebrates the achievements of the famous Sunderland shipbuilding firm Joseph L. Thompson & Sons. The company?s origins date back to 1846 when the firm was known as Robert Thompson & Sons. Robert Thompson senior died in 1860, leaving his second son Joseph Lowes Thompson in control. In 1870 the shipyard completed its last wooden vessel and was then adapted for iron shipbuilding. By 1880 the firm had expanded its operations over much of North Sands and in 1884 completed the construction of Manor Quay, which served as fitting out and repair facilities. For many years in the late nineteenth century the yard was the most productive in Sunderland and in 1894 had the fourth largest output of any shipyard in the world. The Depression affected the firm severely in the early 1930s and no vessels were launched from 1931 to 1934. However, during those years the company developed a hull design giving greater efficiency and economy in service. During the Second World War the prototype developed by Joseph L. Thompson & Sons proved so popular that it was used by the US Government as the basis of over 2,700 Liberty ships built at American shipyards between 1942 and 1945. After the War the North Sands shipyard went on to build many fine cargo ships, oil tankers and bulk carriers. Sadly the shipyard closed in 1979, although it briefly reopened in 1986 to construct the crane barge ITM Challenger. (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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Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard

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Aerial view of the North Sands shipyard, Sunderland, November 1975 (TWAM ref. CN8832A). 'Belic' an SD 14 launched from Bartram's, 4th September 1975 is at Palmershill Quay. 'Mersey Bridge', launched from the Deptford yard on 25th October 1975, is at the Manor Quay. 'Nikitas Roussos' is under construction at the North Sands shipyard. Many thanks to Anthony Renton for identifying the vessels. This set celebrates the achievements of the famous Sunderland shipbuilding firm Joseph L. Thompson & Sons. The company?s origins date back to 1846 when the firm was known as Robert Thompson & Sons. Robert Thompson senior died in 1860, leaving his second son Joseph Lowes Thompson in control. In 1870 the shipyard completed its last wooden vessel and was then adapted for iron shipbuilding. By 1880 the firm had expanded its operations over much of North Sands and in 1884 completed the construction of Manor Quay, which served as fitting out and repair facilities. For many years in the late nineteenth century the yard was the most productive in Sunderland and in 1894 had the fourth largest output of any shipyard in the world. The Depression affected the firm severely in the early 1930s and no vessels were launched from 1931 to 1934. However, during those years the company developed a hull design giving greater efficiency and economy in service. During the Second World War the prototype developed by Joseph L. Thompson & Sons proved so popular that it was used by the US Government as the basis of over 2,700 Liberty ships built at American shipyards between 1942 and 1945. After the War the North Sands shipyard went on to build many fine cargo ships, oil tankers and bulk carriers. Sadly the shipyard closed in 1979, although it briefly reopened in 1986 to construct the crane barge ITM Challenger. (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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Aerial view of 'Naess Crusader' at Manor Quay

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Aerial view of ?Naess Crusader? at Manor Quay, Sunderland as a ship is towed past, 4 March 1973 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/61267A). The image also shows her sister ship 'Nordic Chieftain' under construction at the North Sands shipyard. The vessel under tow has been identified as 'Fidias' (launched at the Deptford yard, Sunderland on 18 December 1972) by Anthony Renton of Sunderland Tugs and Shipbuilding in pictures. For a different view of this scene see www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/24736089179/. These photographs were taken by the Newcastle-based firm Turners (Photography) Ltd. They celebrate the construction of the OBO (oil/bulk/ore) carrier ?Naess Crusader?, covering the early stages in January 1972 through her launch on 21 December 1972 to her completion and sea trials in July 1973. ?Naess Crusader? and her sister ship ?Nordic Chieftain? were built by Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd at the firm?s North Sands Shipyard for Anglo Eastern Bulkships Ltd. They were the largest ships ever built on the River Wear. The memory of ?Naess Crusader? is integral to the Sunderland Keel Line, a new public artwork, opened in 2015, which celebrates the City?s shipbuilding heritage. The Keel Line is 291.7 metres long and that distance was chosen because it represents the full length of ?Naess Crusader?. This album is a reminder of Sunderland?s proud industrial heritage and a tribute to the skill and dedication of her shipyard workers. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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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Tugboats towing 'Naess Crusader' after her launch

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View of ?Naess Crusader? being towed after launch from the North Sands shipyard, Sunderland, 21 December 1972 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/60988A). These photographs were taken by the Newcastle-based firm Turners (Photography) Ltd. They celebrate the construction of the OBO (oil/bulk/ore) carrier ?Naess Crusader?, covering the early stages in January 1972 through her launch on 21 December 1972 to her completion and sea trials in July 1973. ?Naess Crusader? and her sister ship ?Nordic Chieftain? were built by Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd at the firm?s North Sands Shipyard for Anglo Eastern Bulkships Ltd. They were the largest ships ever built on the River Wear. The memory of ?Naess Crusader? is integral to the Sunderland Keel Line, a new public artwork, opened in 2015, which celebrates the City?s shipbuilding heritage. The Keel Line is 291.7 metres long and that distance was chosen because it represents the full length of ?Naess Crusader?. This album is a reminder of Sunderland?s proud industrial heritage and a tribute to the skill and dedication of her shipyard workers. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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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Progress shot of 'Naess Crusader' at North Sands, Sunderland

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Progress shot of work on the OBO carrier 'Naess Crusader at the North Sands shipyard, Sunderland, 12 September 1972 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/60516B). These photographs were taken by the Newcastle-based firm Turners (Photography) Ltd. They celebrate the construction of the OBO (oil/bulk/ore) carrier ?Naess Crusader?, covering the early stages in January 1972 through her launch on 21 December 1972 to her completion and sea trials in July 1973. ?Naess Crusader? and her sister ship ?Nordic Chieftain? were built by Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd at the firm?s North Sands Shipyard for Anglo Eastern Bulkships Ltd. They were the largest ships ever built on the River Wear. The memory of ?Naess Crusader? is integral to the Sunderland Keel Line, a new public artwork, opened in 2015, which celebrates the City?s shipbuilding heritage. The Keel Line is 291.7 metres long and that distance was chosen because it represents the full length of ?Naess Crusader?. This album is a reminder of Sunderland?s proud industrial heritage and a tribute to the skill and dedication of her shipyard workers. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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 | riverwear | northsandssunderland | naesscrusader | cranes | maritimeheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | shipyard | industry | industrial | construction | obocarrier | shipping | historic | interesting | wearside | northeastengland | ship | vessel | workers | industrialheritage | abstract | digitalimage | unusual | fascinating | impressive | striking | ladder | crane | bank | river | naesscrusadersunderlandslargestship | largestship | structure | development | progression | progress | northsands | 12september1972 | turnersphotographyltd | nordicchieftain | sunderlandshipbuildersltd | northsandsshipyard | angloeasternbulkshipsltd | majestic | shipbuildingheritage | 2917metreslong | rope | shadow | daylight | deck | tools | debris | calm | parts | floats | step | platform | rail | bar | shipyardworkers | pile | buildings | sky | land | frame | barrier | panel | path | fence | cloth | ground | wall | roof

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