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April 6, 2009

Swan Hunter cranes leave the Tyne, ending 145 years of shipbuilding

By Murray Wardrop

One hundred and forty-five years of production at Swan Hunter, one of the world's most famous shipbuilders, has ended after its last cranes left the Tyne bound for India.
More than 1,600 vessels have been built at the firm's yard in Wallsend, North Tyneside, including the Blue Riband-winning RMS Mauretania and HMS Ark Royal ......

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