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The tanker 'Daphnella' under tow on the River Wear

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The tanker 'Daphnella' under tow on the River Wear

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View of the tanker ?Daphnella? under tow after launch at the North Sands shipyard of J.L. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland, 8 December 1965 (TWAM ref. DS.JLT/4/PH/1/716/2/3). This set of images celebrates the 300th Anniversary of the establishment of the Port of Sunderland. The port authority was constituted in 1717 by Act of Parliament, which appointed the River Wear Commissioners to manage and improve the harbour and river. Since then the port has changed beyond recognition with the construction of piers, docks and quays and the dredging of the River Wear to make it wider and deeper. These developments were vital to the coal trade on which the region?s prosperity depended. The improvement of the river was also essential to the success of shipbuilding in Sunderland as well as allied industries such as marine engineering and ship repairing. These images are a reflection of Sunderland?s proud industrial history. (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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An oil tanker in convoy with a cargo vessel beyond it

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Reproduction ID: AD15356 Maker: Unknown Date: 1940s This photograph is featured in Arctic Convoys, a new photographic exhibition looking at the experiences of those who served on the Arctic Convoys. It's on at the National Maritime Museum until 4 November 2012, www.nmm.ac.uk/convoys

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