J3676 : The Harland and Wolff repair dock by night

taken 11 years ago, near to Queens Island, Greencastle, Whitehouse, Ballymacarret and Sydenham, Northern Ireland

The Harland and Wolff repair dock by night
The Harland and Wolff repair dock by night
Although Harland and Wolff in Belfast no longer build ships they still have a steady trade in ship repair. This is a view of the dock with the 185m Danish Oil/Chemical tanker 'Torm Freya' in for repair.

For some similar shots of the dock by daylight see J3676 : Eddystone [1] and J3676 : Eddystone [2]. Sitting just outside the dock is the jack-up rig 'Lisa A' that is also being repaired - see J3676 : Jack-Up Rig in 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
Wednesday, 14 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 November, 2007
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 361 767 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.2186N 5:53.5698W
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Irish: geotagged! J 357 762
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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