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A couple of Leslies built Ships
Posted by N44 on January 11, 2018, 9:28 am
Another couple of images taken from the books collected by the late Stan Forster. Thanks to Ray Forster for passing on his dads books.
Chemical Explorer being launched from Leslies in 1971 with a Super Tanker under construction across the river at Swan Hunters.
The 2nd pic is the oil tanker 'BP Achiever' built at the Hebburn yard 1983 on its way out to sea at Shields.
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org