The Fleet replenishment tanker, Tidespring, is pictured in 1962 going down the ways after being launched from Hawthorn Leslie, Shipbuilders Ltd, Hebburn.
The Fleet replenishment tanker, Tidespring, is pictured in 1962 going down the ways after being launched from Hawthorn Leslie, Shipbuilders Ltd, Hebburn.

A reminder of an industry which gave us such a rich heritage on South Tyneside

South Tyneside’s shipbuilding industry played a huge part in the lives of so many people for many decades.

By Chris Cordner
Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 7:00 am

Do you know someone who worked in the shipyards and will these photos bring back poignant memories?

We have selected nine photos of shipbuilding and shipyards in the area.

Take a look at these scenes and then get in touch to share your own memories. We would love to hear from you.

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