J3576 : The Thompson Graving Dock, Belfast

taken 7 years ago, near to Queens Island, Ballymacarret, Sydenham, Skegoneill and Cliftonville, Northern Ireland

The Thompson Graving Dock, Belfast
The Thompson Graving Dock, Belfast
Detail of the enormous gate of the Thompson Graving Dock. The gate has had no real maintenance since the dock was decommissioned - this image shows the peeling paint and rust behind. This is close to the top of the gate - a few feet lower and there is a noticeable leak coming straight through a riveted section.
The Thompson Graving Dock, Belfast
The 268m (880ft) long Thompson Graving Dock was constructed between 1903 and 1911 to cater for the new class of White Star liners under construction in Belfast - notably the Olympic and the Titanic. When constructed it was the largest graving dock in the world. It continued to be used for ship repair purposes until 2002 and is now preserved as a tourist attraction.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 357 762 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.9888N 5:53.9996W
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Irish: geotagged! J 356 762
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Dock Gates  Dockyard  Dock  Titanic  Titanic Quarter  Thompson Graving Dock  Graving Dock 

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