Shipbuilding on Film - Professor Hugh Murphy

Excerpts from the extended essay by Professor Hugh Murphy gives a contextual grasp of the British shipbuilding industry for a large part of the twentieth century.

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Ropner & Co., Shipbuilders, Stockton on Tees (1900)Ropner & Co., Shipbuilders, Stockton on Tees (1900)

Non-Fiction19003 minsSilent Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Hometime for thousands of Teesside shipbuilders.

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Building and Launch of the "Crepath" at BarnstapleBuilding and Launch of the "Crepath" at Barnstaple

Non-Fiction19185 minsSilent Location: Barnstaple

Barnstaple's experimental concrete-hulled ship gets a visit from a jolly Italian admiral.

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Launch of the ThundererLaunch of the Thunderer

Non-Fiction19115 minsSilent Location: Canning Town

HMS Thunderer is launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury's wife, in a ceremony attended by thousands of dignitaries and most of East London.

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193525 mins Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Paul Rotha’s brilliant film of the building and launch of SS Orion from the shipyards of Barrow-in-Furness.