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A Large Freighter is being Built at Appledore Shipyard
A Large Freighter is being Built at Appledore Shipyard

A Large Freighter is being Built at Appledore Shipyard 1978

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A Large Freighter is being Built at Appledore Shipyard 1978

United Kingdom

Appledore shipbuilders was founded in 1855 on the banks of the River Torridge. Originally run by Philip Kelly Harris as PK Harris and Sons until 1963. In 1964 Court Line built the Greenfield Yard which opened in 1970 but by 1974 Court Line had collapsed and Appledore Shipbuilders was subsumed into the British Shipbuilders Consortium on a national scale.

The company has built over 350 vessels including military craft, superyachts, ferries and oil tankers. Appledore was eventually sold to North East Shipbuilders Ltd in 1989 and all yards were under a combined name of A&P Appledore International. Appledore Shipyard is now run by Babcock Marine. Babcock International Group Marine Division Appledore works closely with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Royal Navy.

The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.

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1970s Boats

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Shipbuilding on Film

Released

1978

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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