J3676 : Shipyard crane, Belfast

taken 6 years ago, near to Queens Island, Greencastle, Whitehouse, Ballymacarret and Sydenham, Northern Ireland

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Shipyard crane, Belfast
Shipyard crane, Belfast
One of the moveable Henson shipyard cranes located at the Belfast Dry Dock. The 'Stena Lagan' is in the dock J3676 : The 'Stena Lagan' in dry dock, Belfast. See also J3676 : Shipyard cranes, Belfast.
The Belfast Dry Dock
The Belfast Dry Dock, owned and operated by Harland and Wolff for ship repair purposes. By the early 1960s it was clear that the largest dock in Belfast, the Thompson Graving Dock (see J3576 : Thompson Graving Dock), was too small for modern tankers and bulk carriers then being constructed. The Harland and Wolff Dry Dock (known as the Belfast Dry Dock) was constructed between 1965-68 by Charles Brand and Sons to a design by Rendel, Palmer and Tritton. It is 1150 feet long by 160 feet wide and, when constructed, was one of the five largest docks in the world. The dock can accommodate ships up to 200,000gt.
Alongside the dock is Ship Repair Quay (formerly known as Outfitting Wharf). This was constructed some 7 years later in 1975 and has a total lineal quayage of 433 metres. Ships which do not need to be fully dry docked are repaired here.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  Industry  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast Docks  Belfast 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 362 768 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.2764N 5:53.4832W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 361 765
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Cranes  Shipyard  Stena Lagan  Stena  Stena Line  Belfast Docks  Shipphotos  Belfast Dry Dock  Dry Dock  Ship  Passenger Ferry  Car Ferry  Crane 

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