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Letter: Shipbuilding pride

Sir: Your account of the restoration of the City of Adelaide ("World's oldest clipper saved from a watery grave", 19 November) should have stated that she was built at Sunderland. William Pile (1823-1873) built her and about 200 other vessels. Those of us concerned with the history of North-east shipbuilding are grateful to the Scottish Maritime Museum for the preservation of this fine example of Wearside industry.

Assault teams comb Seattle in search of the camouflaged boatyard killer

PRESIDENT Bill Clinton warned Americans yesterday that they were becoming too tolerant of violence, as the hunt intensified for the gunman of a shooting which shocked Seattle on Wednesday.

US tolerates too much violence, Clinton warns

PRESIDENT BILL Clinton warned Americans yesterday that they were becoming too tolerant of violence as the hunt intensified for the man responsible for a shooting which shocked Seattle on Wednesday.

Rugby World Cup: Sporting Vernacular 32. Touchline

THE TOUCHLINE, which marks the sides of the playing area for football or rugby, marks the point at which the pitch touches the out of bounds area. The word touch, derived from the Old French word "tochier" or "tuchier" meaning to touch, has come to refer in rugby also to the area immediately beyond the touchline where a player may step in touch. Outside sport one area in which the word touchline occurs is in shipbuilding, where it indicates a straight edge of the keel.

Seafaring past is preserved for tourists

A SLAUGHTERHOUSE, a bakery and a street lamp are among the latest "monuments" to be given listed building status, it was announced yesterday.

Marconi rescues Govan shipyard

AN OUTLINE deal to save the closure-listed Kvaerner Govan shipyard in Glasgow - and 1,200 jobs - was signed yesterday after a negotiating session lasting more than 24 hours.

GEC deal set to save 1,200 jobs at Govan shipyard

AN ELEVENTH-HOUR deal was struck last night which it is hoped will save 1,200 jobs at Govan's Kvaerner shipyard just three days before the first redundancies were scheduled to take place.

Blair hit by Govan job row

THE PRIME Minister was urged to intervene yesterday to prevent the loss of 1,200 jobs at Govan shipyard after Kvaerner, its Norwegian owners, turned down a takeover bid.

Shipyard job hopes fading as redundancies start at Govan

HOPES THAT 1200 jobs would be saved at the Govan shipyard on Clydeside were fading last night as Kvaerner went ahead with issuing the first of 250 redundancy notices.

Focus: Rebirth of Birkenhead days of glory

HMS Unicorn, the last vessel to be built at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, sailed away up the Mersey six years ago to the strains of Vera Lynn's "We'll Meet Again".
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