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The RFA Sir Tristram in the dry dock at Tyne Shiprepair, Wallsend, for annual refit work

The RFA Sir Tristram in the dry dock at Tyne Shiprepair, Wallsend, for annual refit work


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The RFA Sir Tristram in the dry dock at Tyne Shiprepair, Wallsend, for annual refit work

The RFA Sir Tristram in the dry dock at Tyne Shiprepair, Wallsend, for annual refit work. 6th October 1986

Ian Winter/NCJ Archive
NCJ Archive
Mirrorpix
England

Media ID 21616467

© Mirrorpix

Bomb Damage Dockyard Falklands War Landing Ship Logistics Navy Nobody Repair Round Table Class Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ship Shipbuilding Shipyard


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The RFA Sir Tristram - A Symbol of Resilience and Renewal

EDITORS COMMENTS
. In this print captured by Ian Winter in 1986, we are transported back to the bustling Tyne Shiprepair in Wallsend. Standing tall within the dry dock is the majestic RFA Sir Tristram, a remarkable vessel that witnessed both devastation and triumph during its service. The image serves as a poignant reminder of the ship's history, particularly its role in the Falklands War. Scarred by bomb damage sustained during that conflict, it now finds itself nestled within this very dockyard for its annual refit work. The sight of workers meticulously attending to every detail showcases their dedication to restoring her former glory. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in time, we cannot help but appreciate the sheer magnitude of industry and craftsmanship on display. The shipbuilding heritage of Wallsend shines through as skilled hands labor tirelessly to ensure that every component is primed for future missions. The RFA Sir Tristram represents more than just a vessel; it symbolizes resilience and renewal. Its presence here evokes memories of bravery exhibited by navy personnel who relied on such ships for vital logistics support during times of conflict. This photograph transports us back to an era when round table-class ships like the RFA Sir Tristram were at the forefront of naval operations. It serves as a testament not only to their importance but also to those unsung heroes who worked diligently behind-the-scenes to keep them seaworthy. Ian

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