Work ongoing around the bow of Northbank

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When: 27 December 1956

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Work is ongoing around the bow of the cargo ship 'Northbank' at the shipyard of William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland, 27 December 1956 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/819/1/16)

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.

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    • 07/Jul/2017 19:02:17

    Excellent serie. Very nice perspective. That seems to be a gigantic construction. Well documented

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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

    • 07/Jul/2017 20:37:16

    [[email protected]] Thanks for your kind words - really glad you like the series.