Preparing for the launch.

Enjoy a gallery of rare pictures from momentous occasion in South Tyneside's shipbuilding history

July 24 marks the 89th anniversary of a momentous occasion at what was then one of the biggest shipbuilding firms in the world.

By Gavin Ledwith
Tuesday, 23 July, 2019, 15:05

With thanks to Jarrow son Tom Lynch, here is the story in pictures of the launch of the Peter Hurll at Palmers, in Hebburn, in 1930.

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