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Esso Northumbria - (1970-1982)
Launch of the "Esso Northumbria" in 1969
The following movies can be seen on YouTube & & North East Film Archive :

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Wallsend - Launching The Esso Tanker 1969

( Princess Anne launches the Esso Northumbria tanker in Wallsend, and toast the achievements of the Tyneside shipbuilders who made the 1350 feet long ship. )

 Also some other films in Colour of the same event :

Watch superb colour film of the launch of Esso Northumbria at Swan Hunter

 Wait untill the film loads, 1 minute and 46 seconds.

Launch of the Esso Northumbria

Wait untill the film loads, 15 minutes and 29 seconds.

This is the longer version.