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Bottom shell plating of Northbank is put in place

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Bottom shell plating of the cargo ship 'Northbank' is put in place at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 20 September 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/3) This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (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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Manoeuvring prefabricated sections at Readhead's shipyard Manoeuvring prefabricated sections at Readhead's shipyard

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Bottom shell plating of Northbank is put in place

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Manoeuvring prefabricated sections at Readhead's shipyard

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View of prefabricated double bottoms being lowered into place on the shell plating of the bulk carrier ?Hudson Light? at the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shield, November 1964 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/34872C). This set celebrates the achievements of the shipyard of John Readhead & Sons. The firm has played a significant role in the North East?s illustrious shipbuilding history and the development of South Shields. The company began in 1865 when John Readhead, a shipyard manager, entered into business with J Softley at a small yard on the Lawe at South Shields. Following the dissolution of the partnership in 1872, it continued as John Readhead & Co on the same site until 1880 when the High West Yard was purchased. After Readhead?s four sons were taken into the business in 1888 the company traded as John Readhead & Sons becoming a limited company in 1908. In 1968 the company was absorbed by the Swan Hunter Group and in 1977 became part of the nationalised British Shipbuilders. In the same year the last vessel was launched and the site was sold off in 1984. Readheads was prolific and built over 600 ships from 1865 to 1968, including 87 vessels for the Hain Steamship Company Ltd and over forty for the Strick Line Ltd. The shipyard also built four ships for the Prince Line, founded by Sir James Knott. The firm built vessels, which were involved in the major conflicts of the Twentieth Century. During the First World War they built patrol vessels and ?x? lighters (motor landing craft used in the Gallipoli campaign) for the Admiralty. During the Second World War the firm built tankers for the Normandy Landings. (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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Painting of Northbank's hull underway

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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | bow | shellplating | upperdeck | northeastengland | painting

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Northbank's shell plating complete

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Painting of Northbank's hull underway

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Painting of Northbank's hull underway at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 24 January 1957 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/20) This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (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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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | bow | shellplating | upperdeck | northeastengland | painting | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | coating | surface | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | platform | progress | progression | structure | sky | grain | blur | bank | ground | debris | label | date | shadow | beam | daylight | ladder | deck | rail | mark | documentation | glimpse | view | 24january1957 | cargo | pallionyard | progressphotograph | september1956january1957 | land | spot | fascinating | interesting | compelling | unusual | buildings | wall | roof | chimney | number | letter | identification | builtinsunderland | river | support | process | production

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Northbank's shell plating complete

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Shell plating complete at the bow of ?Northbank?, 17 January 1957 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/19). This album documents the construction of the cargo ship ?Northbank? by the famous shipbuilding firm William Doxford & Sons at its Pallion yard, Sunderland. Most of these images are progress photographs, taken a week apart between September 1956 and January 1957 from approximately the same spot. They give a fascinating insight into how the vessel was built. (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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williamdoxfordandsonsltd | pallion | sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | industry | industrial | hull | construction | northbank | ship | vessel | riverwear | wearside | cargoship | bow | shellplating | upperdeck | northeastengland

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