A history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built

Construction of the lower aft end of CAMBRIDGE FERRY. Photos are courtesy of the Roy Thornton collection

Above: The stern unit containing the propeller shafts has been built upside down and has to be lifted and turned the right way up

Above: The unit is now the right way up and is brought to the bottom of the berth where the stern is under construction

Above: The unit now has to be exactly positioned in line with the rest of the hull on the berth

Above: A propeller bracket has been added to the unit once it was in place and the extreme end unit is brought into position

Above: The completed stern with the two propellers moving the ship off the quay. Photo is copyright of Jim Ashby

The first four photos are courtesy of the Roy Thornton collection

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