Swan Hunter Shipyard at Wallsend. Photograph July 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee just prior to the shipyard's closing. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

This shipyard at Wallsend, which Charles Mitchell, a leading Tyneside shipbuilder, founded in 1873, changed management in 1880 and was renamed C. S. Swan and Hunter Ltd. When the Mauretania was launched here in 1906, Swan and Hunter was at the very forefront of the shipbuilding industry [JB].

Last modified 7 August 2006