RSS Feed for quayfloor RSS Feed for quayfloor \'Naess Crusader\' being fitted out at Manor Quay \'Naess Crusader\' being fitted out at Manor Quay 'Naess Crusader' being fitted out at Manor Quay View of Naess Crusader being fitted out at Manor Quay Sunderland 26 February 1973 TWAM ref DT TUR 2 61225D The image also shows her sister ship Nordic Chieftain in the early stages of construction at the bottom right 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