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Shipyards dominated the river front in most cases.

Here you will find general info about how a ship is built in pictures, this of course is another page that will be constructed over a period of time, and will feature photos from shipyards all over the world.
Pictures of ships in various stages of construction from 1901 right up to today are required.
So if you have any photos of the shipbuilding process from any where in the world and you would like to have them featured here then get in touch.

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A typical bow section being landed on the berth, from an American Shipyard.
I think from around the late 1950's to early 1960's.

Riveting the side of a hatch coaming at the Henry Robb Shipyard, Leith, Scotland
Note:- The staging the men are working on! Health & Safety just did not come into building Ships in them days.

Shipbuilding was engrained in many Communities around the world, and this picture shows just how close work was to life and living quarters, and how intertwined the future of the shipyard was with the men who worked in the yard and their families who relied on there being work in the yard just for their continued existence, in a tough and unforgiving industry for the workers at least. Can you imagine having a ship at the bottom of your street! From another great shipbuilding centre that was the North East of England, sadly another centre of shipbuilding excellence that is now no longer.
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It would be impossible to mention Shipbuilding in the U.K. without some reference to the yards on the Clyde and Glasgow, here is a ship under construction with another slipway a few yards beside it.
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Bulbous Bow of the U.S.S. New York
The painted (light colour part) of this unit has been made from steel re-cycled from, some of the steelwork salvaged from the wreckage of the "Twin Towers" what a great use and tribute to an infamous day in history.

Upper Bow Unit being lifted into place at the Newport News shipyard.

And here is the very impressive unit almost in position.
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A wooden ship under construction.
The Rachel W Stevens
Be it Wood or Steel it was still tough, back breaking work that was not very well paid considering the high levels of skill required to produce a vessel capable of going to sea. (All the more for the owners eh!)

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