Kevin Blair kindly donated this full page of photos related to our local ship building. This photo shows 'Cyclope' a Dredger in 1931

Leslie's built Dredger 'Dragon' on its way to French owners early 1930s

Kevin's photo of the Ferry 'Tyne Countess' taking school children on a river trip in 1986.

Kevin's launch day photo of Tanker 'Helicina; from Swan Hunter's with Leslies across the river in 1946.

Leslies built HMS Bicester on trials in 1942 mid world war 2

Leslies built HMS Blean on trials in 1942. Within 4 months Kevin tells me she was sunk.

The unlucky HMS Blean just 4 months from being sunk during WW2.

Kevin's photo of 'Robkat 2' at Leslies in 1976 awaiting its launch. Soon after the launch she was re-named 'Apsheron'

Another shot from Kevin of 'Robkat 2' on launch day from Leslies in 1976 with George V Tug in attendance.

A real oldie from Kevin showing glimpses of 1913 Hebburn. The Tanker is the 'San Fraterno' off Swans.

Swan Hunter floating 12000 tons capacity coal staiths in 1903. Built for the Navy providing 1000 yds of Quay,

Kevin's last photo of a Swans built oil tanker 'Yenangyaung' in June 1937