S.S. Zalbalbide (launched 1920)
The S.S. Zalbalbide was the first ship launched from the new yard of Newcastle Shipbuilding Co Ltd in Hebburn. The cargo ship built for Compania Maritima Bilbao, a Spanish company. The Zalbalbide was launched by Mayoress, Lady James Roll, on the 23rd December, 1920. However, Newcastle Shipbuilding Co Ltd went out of business in April 1922, and the ship was sent to be completed by Irvines Shipbuilding & Dry Docks Co Ltd, in West Hartlepool. The Zalbalbide caught fire on the 30th October, 1935, whilst at Stabridge Dock in Liverpool. The ship was finally broken up in 1938.