J3575 : The Hamilton drydock, Belfast (1988)

taken 29 years ago, near to Ballymacarret, Queens Island, Shankill, Belfast County Borough and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

The Hamilton drydock, Belfast (1988)
The Hamilton drydock, Belfast (1988)
The (now disused) Hamilton drydock (entered via the Abercorn Basin) was used for the repair of small ships. The dock gates can be seen in the left background in J3475 : The Abercorn Basin, Belfast. The coaster is the “Kenmare” then engaged on a regular container run from Belfast. The stern of the old steam sludge carrier “Divis” can be seen at bottom right.
The Hamilton Dock, Belfast
A dry dock entered via the Abercorn Basin and once used by Harland & Wolff for repairs to coasters etc. Long disused and now (2011) being renovated as part of the Titanic Quarter developments.

There was an application, in March 2011, for planning permission: “0435/F Hamilton Graving Dock, Queens Road, Queens Island, Belfast Restoration of former graving dock, display of former caisson gate and SS Nomadic ship in permanently dry dock. Ship to include interpretation education space, cafe & entertainments licence. Proposals to dock side to include repair to existing surfaces and new surface materials, new lighting, boundary railings and dock edge railings as well as restoration and extension of existing pump house and installation of bridge and gangways”.
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J3575, 707 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 16 December, 1988   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 January, 2009
Category
Dry dock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 350 750 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.3591N 5:54.6822W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 349 749
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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