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Sir John Hunter, Bulk Carrier Container Ship built at Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd

Sir John Hunter, Bulk Carrier Container Ship built at Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd


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Sir John Hunter, Bulk Carrier Container Ship built at Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd

Sir John Hunter, Bulk Carrier Container Ship built at Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd. Haverton Hill, slips down the Tees, Teesside, North East England, January 1974

Teesside Archive
Mirrorpix
United Kingdom
TA 74 49

Media ID 21869218

© Mirrorpix

1974 Container Ship Tug Boats


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This print takes us back to the early 1970s, capturing a significant moment in maritime history. The image showcases the majestic "Sir John Hunter" a bulk carrier container ship that was meticulously built at Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd, located in Haverton Hill, Teesside, North East England. It is January 1974 and this imposing vessel gracefully glides down the Tees River, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape. The sheer size of the ship is awe-inspiring; it symbolizes both power and progress within the container industry. This technological marvel stands as a testament to human ingenuity and engineering prowess during that era. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are transported into an era when oil and shipping industries were flourishing. Intriguingly, accompanying tug boats can be seen surrounding "Sir John Hunter" emphasizing their crucial role in guiding such colossal vessels safely through waterways. These smaller yet vital support crafts add depth to this snapshot of maritime life. Preserved by Teesside Archive's Memory Lane Prints collection, this image serves as a visual time capsule from an era defined by industrial growth and ambition. It encapsulates not only the legacy of Swan Hunter Shipbuilders but also pays homage to all those involved in shaping our world through seafaring trade. As we admire this remarkable piece of history frozen in time, let us reflect on how far we have come since then while appreciating the dedication and craftsmanship poured into creating these magnificent ships that connect

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