'Naess Crusdaer' from the air

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Aerial starboard stern quarter view of the OBO carrier 'Naess Crusader' on sea trials, June 1973 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/6/61816G).

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.

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    Samy Collazo

    • 04/Mar/2016 09:11:11

    Excellent capture!!

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    • 04/Mar/2016 13:50:52

    What became of the Naess Crusader?

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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

    • 04/Mar/2016 15:00:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/adavey She went through various changes of name and ownership until she was broken up in 1998 at Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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    • 06/Mar/2016 09:35:29

    An excellent series of photos, is there anything similar for the Tyne shipyards?

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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

    • 06/Mar/2016 21:28:47

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/hutchyspics] Glad you like them. There are similar progress shots for Tyne shipyards. You can see a few for the 'Mauretania' in this set www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/albums/72157625339949452.

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    • 14/Mar/2016 20:11:09

    Brilliant historical photo.