Launch party of HMS Zulu

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    Launch party of HMS Zulu, launched by the shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie, 16 September 1909 (TWAM ref. 4923/1). All the people in the photo look like they need cheering up! HMS Zulu was a Tribal Class destroyer. In late 1916 her stern was sunk by a a German mine. However, her bow was salvaged and attached to the stern of HMS Nubian (whose bow had been destroyer by a German torpedo) to create a new destroyer HMS Zubian. The shipyard of R. & W. Hawthorn Leslie at Hebburn built many fine warships. During the First World War the firm built 2 light cruisers, 3 destroyer leaders and 25 torpedo boat destroyers. The firm also built machinery and boilers for 2 battleships, and a further 3 light cruisers. These and other warships built by Hawthorn Leslie before the War, are remembered in this set. There are remarkable images of warships under construction at Hebburn, as well as fascinating shots of the people who attended the launches. The set also contains majestic views of the ships at sea. The images are not only a testimony to the skill of those who designed and built these ships but also to the courage of those who sailed in them. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk
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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29295370@N07/15783882411/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years ago
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