HMS Ark Royal - Launch - 20 JUNE 1981  HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7 December 1978 and she was launched on 20 June 1981 and completed in 1985.     Most photographs and images in this set are taken from the Swan Hunter Collection held by Tyne and Wear Archives Service.    Ref: TWAS:ds-swh-4-ph-5-109-31

HMS Ark Royal - Launch - 20 JUNE 1981 HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7 December 1978 and she was launched on 20 June 1981 and completed in 1985. Most photographs and images in this set are taken from the Swan Hunter Collection held by Tyne and Wear Archives Service. Ref: TWAS:ds-swh-4-ph-5-109-31

Wallsend on Tyne (tanker, Tyne Pride)

Wallsend on Tyne (tanker, Tyne Pride)

Dominion Monarch    The launch party on the platform,1938.    Built at Swan Hunters & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, The Dominion Monarch was a first class passenger-cargo liner and at the time was the largest of her type ever built in the Australasian trade.    Photographed by J.H.Cleet.    TWAS Ref: DS.SWH/4/PH/4/1547/14

Dominion Monarch The launch party on the platform,1938. Built at Swan Hunters & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, The Dominion Monarch was a first class passenger-cargo liner and at the time was the largest of her type ever built in the Australasian trade. Photographed by J.H.Cleet. TWAS Ref: DS.SWH/4/PH/4/1547/14

Beaton, Cecil -- Shipbuilding: Four shipyard workers eating their sandwich lunch in the dockyard. -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

Beaton, Cecil -- Shipbuilding: Four shipyard workers eating their sandwich lunch in the dockyard. -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

Newport News Shipbuilding Day

Newport News Shipbuilding Day

A photograph of workers in the Swan Hunter Shipyard on Tyneside, taken in January 1940 by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald.    The photograph shows Harry Hinson, an iron shipwright, standing with a co-worker amongst a framework of a ship's girders. He is shouting directions up to colleagues in the scaffolding. Many warships were built at Swan Hunter during the second world war, including destroyers, destroyer escorts, cruisers and battleships

A photograph of workers in the Swan Hunter Shipyard on Tyneside, taken in January 1940 by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows Harry Hinson, an iron shipwright, standing with a co-worker amongst a framework of a ship's girders. He is shouting directions up to colleagues in the scaffolding. Many warships were built at Swan Hunter during the second world war, including destroyers, destroyer escorts, cruisers and battleships

North Shields Fish Quay by Steve Cox

North Shields Fish Quay by Steve Cox

The Tyne Bridge, originally proposed by the Newcastle & Gateshead Corp at least in part as a way of addressing the chronic unemployment situation, became an icon.

The Tyne Bridge, originally proposed by the Newcastle & Gateshead Corp at least in part as a way of addressing the chronic unemployment situation, became an icon.

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