new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white

Mauretania Construction

Photograph of the nearly completed vessel 'Mauretania' in September 1906.


The West shed used to build the “Mauretania” was 728 ft long x 95 ft wide x 130 ft high complete with a glass roof. It survived until 1959.


RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside.


Reference: TWAS: 2931.NT.13


(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image 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


To purchase a hi-res copy please email quoting the title and reference number.


418 faves
Taken on June 13, 2008