RSS Feed for slenderhull RSS Feed for slenderhull Cargo ship 'Finix' ready for launch Bow view of the cargo ship Finix ready for launch at the Pallion Yard of the Doxford Sunderland Shipbuilding Engineering Co Ltd Sunderland 18 April 1969 TWAM ref DT TUR 4 4222B 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