New Sponson Houses Under Construction

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Photographs of the new sponson houses under construction at George Prior Engineering, Hull, taken at various stages of construction.

Starboard paddle drum being fabricated at George Prior Engineering’s facility in Hull.
Port sponson viewed from inboard at the forward end. The sponson house in the foreground will be the ladies public toilets.
Both sponsons, viewed from aft, new crew utility room on the starboard side and mess room on the port side.
External platework shown bolted into place on the port side aft in readiness for riveting. Crew mess room in view.

All photographs by Gordon Reid.