These are just some of the amazing facts regarding our maritime heritage. Sunderland has a long and proud history of ship and boatbuilding on the River Wear.
We have split shipbuilding into four areas
Wooden & composite ships
Iron & steel ships
We would like to sincerely thank Mr Peter Searl of the "The Sunderland Site" who has kindly gave his permission to use the fantastic information he has collected. The content of the above sections would not have been possible without his contribution.
Please visit "The Sunderland Site" at http://www.searlecanada.org/sunderland/sunderland001.html