Another river view

Another river view

Postby tynebuoy » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:30 am

No date on the card. The ferry coming over from Wallsend is the Wallsend and the one to the right is the Fairy Queen, first time i've seen a photo of this one.
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Re: Another river view

Postby Whickham » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:47 pm

I was hoping that someone was going to identify the steamers on Swan's quay. On the left is the West Yard with the gantry which was I think built for the MAURETANIA. The East Yard is the covered berth with SH&WR witten on the gable end. In between is the space where they constructed the floating drydocks.
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Re: Another river view

Postby magoonigal » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:45 pm

Hahahahaha Some hope!

Its post Mauretania (1907) to 1940 ish.

Without a hint of a date its really impossible.

Still its a GREAT PICTURE!
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Re: Another river view

Postby Whickham » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:41 am

Another view of the Hebburn ferry looking over towards Swan's Wallsend yard.
Image from an undated postcard.

Hebburn Ferry.jpg
Image courtesy of Kevin Blair
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Re: Another river view

Postby northeast » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:33 am

All the freighters look to me like standard WW1 designs of which several were built by SHWR under 'WAR' or later completion names.
Bit of a long shot but in the upper picture, the passenger vessel on the right might just be MODASA before getting her B.I. stripes but she came from the Neptune yard.
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Re: Another river view

Postby Whickham » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:53 pm

May be a long shot George, but not a bad match. Don't know whether they moved work between the yards, probably more difficult to organise in those days.
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Re: Another river view

Postby northeast » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:19 pm

Looking again, what I thought was a shorter black funnel might indeed be taller and the white part the BI stripes.
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