Souter's Dunstanburgh Castle is seen at Wallsend in 1970 alongside at Swan Hunter. On the Hebburn side of the river the RFAs Blue and Grey Rover are fitting out at the Hawthorn Leslie yard and the ferry jetty and its surrounds show several ageing units of the Mid Tyne Ferries fleet. Sundays provided
W A Souter's Bamburgh Shipping owned the 57,133 gr ton Dunstanburgh Castle seen here at Wallsend on The Tyne in March 1970. She had been built by Swans on The Tees at the former Furness Yard at Haverton Hill.
Her stern shows a notch taken out to accommodate her impressive bulk in Palmer's Dry Dock
Built at Haverton Hill,Tees for Bamburgh Shipping Co(W.A.Souter&Co). ON337354, GZRW, 100,250dwt.
At St Charles ,Destrehan,Mississippi for grain,late 75-- during the great grain export USA/USSR. The 2 tugs were used 24/7 (not a term known back then!) to keep her alongside in the current .
SO WHERE IS THE WATERLINE???
-draft reading, Odessa early 1976
The distinctive "notch" out of the stern was necessary for her to fit above the building dock gate when she was constructed at Haverton Hill on the Tees