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Re: Shipyard memories
I remember in the early 80,s walking down to get the ferry from hebburn to wallsend for my shift in the wallsend yard..I'm sure the workforce had some sort of dispute on and a ship was due to be launched..navy frigate I think..anyway looking across the river the slip way was empty..no ship to be seen...the managers and foremen had only gone and launched the ship during the night..no mean feat I would say if a bit unethical..hopefully someone can remember the ship involved..could it be HMS Coventry..please correct me if I'm wrong..
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