Old Photos of Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Shipyard, Wallsend






The building of the Mauretania - Wallsend, Newcastle

A view looking forward from the aft end of the engine room during the building of the Mauretania. The vessel was built for the Cunard Steamship Co. in 1905/7 by Swan Hunter of Wallsend and launched from the Tyne in 1906. (The photograph is taken from "Q.T.S.S. MAURETANIA", The Shipbuilding Souvenir. Photo courtesy of Beamish Collection





Mauretania Rotor - Swan Hunters - Wallsend, Newcastle

The Low Pressure (L.P.) Rotor fully bladed - a component part of a turbine of the Mauretania. The vessel was built for the Cunard Steamship Co. in 1905/7 by Swan Hunter of Wallsend and launched from the Tyne in 1906. (The photograph was taken from Q.T.S.S. Mauretania', The Shipbuilder, Souvenir Number 1907 Figure 73.) Car in foreground. Photo courtesy of Beamish Collection





Construction of the Mauretania at Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardsons - Wallsend, Newcastle

Construction work on the SS Mauretania at Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardsons. Photo courtesy of Beamish Collection





Assembly Shop - Swan Hunters - Wallsend, Newcastle

General view of the Assembly Shop at Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co (became Swan Hunters). From album from The Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co No 3. 1905. Photo courtesy of Beamish Collection





Mauretania on the slipway at Swan Hunters - Wallsend, Newcastle

Stern of the SS Mauretania on the slipway at Swan Hunters shipyard, Wallsend, c1906. (G L Drury Collection - Chief Electrical Engineer for NER). Photo courtesy of Beamish Collection





Launch of the Mauretania - Swan Hunter - Wallsend, Newcastle

Launch of the SS Mauretania from the slipway at Swan Hunters shipyard, Wallsend, c1906. (G L Drury Collection - Chief Electrical Engineer for NER. Photo courtesy of Beamish Collection




Lifeboat deck of the Mauretania at Swan Hunters - Wallsend, Newcastle

View along lifeboat deck of SS Mauretania at Swan Hunters shipyard, Wallsend, c1906. (G L Drury Collection - Chief Electrical Engineer for NER). Photo courtesy of Beamish Collection





Cranes of Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardsons Shipyard - Wallsend, Newcastle

View from crane of Floating Dock under construction at Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardsons Shipyard, Wallsend. (Photographed for Flannery, Baggally & Johnson). Ward Philipson Ref P167. Jan 1961. Photo courtesy of Beamish Collection





Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson shipyard - Wallsend, Newcastle

Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson ship yard - Ship No 1785 on stocks. (Photographed for Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson). Feb 1950. Photo courtesy of Beamish Collection





Launch of DAGLAND from Swan Hunter - Wallsend, Newcastle

Ship DAGLAND going down the ways during launch at Swans Shipyard, Wallsend. (Photographed for Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson). July 1952. Photo courtesy of Beamish Collection

1 comment:

Dave Hall said...

why dosnt north east celebrate Mourtania and Carpathia ?