Dazzle Painting of ships in the First World War and the model of ss Hindustan

Smiths Dock Cadillac bloga

Photograph of dazzle painted oil tanker Cadillac undergoing repairs at Smith’s Dock yard at North Shields on the River Tyne. Cadillac was built by Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co. Ltd., Hebburn-on-Tyne and completed in December 1917. On 7th April 1918 she was torpedoed and damaged by U-53 about 100 miles WSW of Bishop Rock. Cadillac was one of Wilkinson’s dazzle ships that made port after a U boat attack. I think it is a fair bet that the repairs are for the damage caused by U-53’s torpedo. (TWCMS : 1993.9590 – Smith’s Dock Notable War Jobs album)

Photograph of dazzle painted oil tanker Cadillac undergoing repairs at Smith’s Dock yard at North Shields on the River Tyne. Cadillac was built by Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co. Ltd., Hebburn-on-Tyne and completed in December 1917. On 7th April 1918 she was torpedoed and damaged by U-53 about 100 miles WSW of Bishop Rock. Cadillac was one of Wilkinson’s dazzle ships that made port after a U boat attack. I think it is a fair bet that the repairs are for the damage caused by U-53’s torpedo. (TWCMS : 1993.9590 – Smith’s Dock Notable War Jobs album)

Smith’s Dock North Shields repair job

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