Nine of Sunderland's most interesting ship launches - and the one which failed

The last launch at A&P and the day everyone got soaked in champagne

It’s a bygone industry but the shipyards of Sunderland left a lifetime of memories.

Here are nine of them - each showing one of the town’s most interesting ship launches.

There’s the one where half a ship was launched in 1954 and the one where a luxury yacht was toasted with beer in 1961.

And look out for the launch which didn’t happen despite huge interest in 1970.

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