History of Shipbuilding in the UK

In light of the recent announcements from BAE Systems regarding the hundreds of job losses at the Portsmouth Shipyard, we thought we would take you on a journey back to the history of shipbuilding in the UK and where it all began. Latest figures show that 1775 jobs are to be cut at its yards in Scotland and England bringing an end to shipbuilding altogether at Portsmouth.

Click here and enjoy this excellent footage from the BBC news archives.

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