Tyne Dock 1949

Tyne Dock 1949

Postby Tynesider » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:19 pm

Another gem from the past, an aerial view of Tyne dock in 1949.
I think what this picture shows is that Tyne dock was not just for coal export in those days as there looks a variety of ships onloading/loading cargo and also views of some of the river not used now on the north side and obviously all the dock now has been filled in forever!.


Picture from Norman Dunn collection
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Re: Tyne Dock 1949

Postby northeast » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:23 pm

I know it was a major timber importing dock, especially Russian, as can be seen on the west side.
Across the river is seen another coal-export dock later filled in ... Northumberland Dock was its name?

Wonder if that's a Hall Bros with the white boot-topping, they certainly used it later on AMBASSADOR of 1945.
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Re: Tyne Dock 1949

Postby Whickham » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:36 pm

Even in 1949, the two central sets of staiths have been reduced to dock level.
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