J3676 : Dock crane, Belfast [3]

taken 10 years ago, near to Queens Island, Greencastle, Whitehouse, Ballymacarret and Sydenham, Northern Ireland

Dock crane, Belfast [3]
Dock crane, Belfast [3]
A 30m 'Stothert & Pitt' crane at Outfit Quay in Belfast docks. The crane is used in the repair and servicing of ships and other vessels at Harland and Wolff's ship repair facility. To view the crane in context, in the picture J3676 : Jack-Up Rig in Belfast it is the largest crane in the middle of the frame.
See also J3676 : Dock cranes, Belfast [2]
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, 9 January, 2008   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 January, 2008
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Vehicles > Cranes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 360 766 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.1557N 5:53.6752W
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Irish: geotagged! J 361 765
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