The cargo ship Foylebank under construction at the Harland & Wolff shipyard. The ship was later renamed Patroclos.
IMage: Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland emerged as one of the shipbuilding capitals of the world.
The sprawling Harland & Wolff shipyards cranked out thousands of Navy cruisers, monitors, aircraft carriers and civilian ocean liners, including one famously massive and ill-fated one.
In 1955, Picture Post photographer Bert Hardy visited the city, wandering the bustling shipyards and lively streets. Read more…