NZ4822 : The Furness Shipyard, Haverton Hill

taken 13 years ago, near to Cowpen Bewley, Stockton-on-Tees, Great Britain

The Furness Shipyard, Haverton Hill
The Furness Shipyard, Haverton Hill
Teesside once had a thriving ship building industry. The Furness Shipyard had twelve berths and its location on the bend of the river provided easy launching for ships up to 750 feet in length. The first ship to be launched was the 6500 ton S.S. War Energy on 29th April 1919. The shipyards closed in 1969 by which time its most recent orders had been for bulk supertankers. This photo is taken from south of the river looking north. This stretch of the river is named on the 1915 OS map as "Bamlet's Bight or Cocklegate".
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 May, 2005   (more nearby)
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Monday, 16 May, 2005
Category
Industrial landscape   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 485 223 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.6623N 1:15.0075W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 487 219
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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