Friday, March 28, 2014

Photos of Huge Ship being built in factory step by step ( Harland and Wolff )

These are Photos of Huge Ship being built in  ( Harland and Wolff ) factory step by step

A map of the Harland and Wolff shipyards showing the different departments.

Working on a turbine in the engineering workshop

Workers fitting the deck on a large tanker on 22.4.1964 see the riveters' hydraulic power lines snaking all over the place, and many tripp

Men working in the foundry, pouring molten steel. The are wearing ordinary clothes today there is much more protection from the dangerous

Pattern makers carrying a wooden pattern. This was used to make a copy in steel, for a part of a ship.

A steam-powered floating crane lifting a large object on the quay.

Platers fitting a steel plate onto the deck of a ship. Later it will be riveted and welded into place to make it watertight.

A ship's deck takes shape as platers lay down plates. These will be bolted into place before being riveted and welded.

A riveter using a hydraulic chisel to smooth off the edge of a rivet. More holes all over the plate will be filled with rivets until the who

Circular platers fitted plates to curved areas such as funnels and masts. Here they are fitting an outer plate to the stern of a ship. Late

The manager. Some were nicknamed 'The Hat', or 'Air Raid' workers kept busy when the manager was spotted!

The engineering workshop. Diesel engines are being built at the left (top left is one almost complete) and in the centre of the workshop is

A ship's gearbox precision engineering on a grand scale!

A drive chain just like a bike chain, but much bigger! This does the same job, transferring power from the engine to the propeller. On a

An electrician working with a lathe.

The joiners' workshop. A passenger ship included hundreds of cabins, each with doors and beds to be made.

Upholsterers working on two staircases.

The pattern making workshop. Here the draughtsmen's drawings were scaled up into full sized chalk shapes on the floor, then made into woode

An upholsterer. Women worked here and in the drawing office, but nearly all the shipyard workers were men.

An upholsterer preparing patterned material by marking it out with chalk.

The pattern making workshop, where the draughtsmen's drawings were scaled up into full sized chalk shapes on the floor, then made into woode

The Harland and Wolff drawing office in the early 20th century.

Beneath a ship, the painters have been working. The paint protects the steel from rusting under the water.


The tanker 'Esso Ulidia' under construction in 1970.

The tanker 'Esso Ulidia' on its sea trials. The painters had not finished painting the superstructure and had to finish the job at sea.

Workers on board the 'Esso Ulidia', 1970.

A section of the English Star being lifted into place beside its sister ship which was being built next to it.

A section of a ship's hull is lifted into place, with workers looking on. One of them warms his hands by the brazier.

Workers dwarfed by the huge hull of a ship in dry dock, showing the propeller, rudder and keel blocks.

Workers finishing brass propellers in the workshop, 12.3.1959.


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