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Dry Dock Collection

"Dry Dock: Where Ships Find Respite and Renewal" In the depths of history

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Cardiff Docks. 26th February 1968

Cardiff Docks. 26th February 1968

Background imageDry Dock Collection: The RMS Titanicas propellers as the mighty ship sits in dry dock

The RMS Titanicas propellers as the mighty ship sits in dry dock
Vintage maritime history photo of the RMS Titanicas propellers as the mighty ship sits in dry dock

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Tenby Harbour, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Tenby Harbour, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDry Dock Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20122152

EyeUbiquitous_20122152
Ireland, County Antrim, Belfast, Queens Island, Harland and Wolff cranes Samson and Goliath

Background imageDry Dock Collection: A nuclear submarine berthing at Devonport docks, Plymouth, Devon, 1980

A nuclear submarine berthing at Devonport docks, Plymouth, Devon, 1980. The site has been established as a naval construction and refit yard since 1690

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Fishing boats at Kildownet Pier, Achill Island, County Mayo, Connaught (Connacht)

Fishing boats at Kildownet Pier, Achill Island, County Mayo, Connaught (Connacht), Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Tenby Harbour, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Tenby Harbour, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDry Dock Collection: New Hydraulic Lift at the Victoria Docks, 1858. Creator: Walmsley

New Hydraulic Lift at the Victoria Docks, 1858. Creator: Walmsley
New Hydraulic Lift at the Victoria Docks, [London], 1858. The new graving-docks in connection with the Victoria Docks, the construction of which was commenced about two years back

Background imageDry Dock Collection: H.M.S. Leopard in dock at Shanghai, 1865. Creator: Unknown

H.M.S. Leopard in dock at Shanghai, 1865. Creator: Unknown
H.M.S. Leopard in dock at Shanghai, 1865. An officer of H.M.S. Leopard has sent us a sketch of the position of that ship in Muirhead's Dock, Shanghai

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Opening of a new graving-dock at Jarrow, on the Tyne, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Opening of a new graving-dock at Jarrow, on the Tyne, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Opening of a new graving-dock at Jarrow, on the Tyne, 1865. A large graving-dock, in connection with Messrs. Palmer and Co.'s iron shipbuilding establishment at Jarrow, was opened...by Mrs

Background imageDry Dock Collection: The Calliope Dock, Auckland, New Zealand, 1850

The Calliope Dock, Auckland, New Zealand, 1850
3330903 The Calliope Dock, Auckland, New Zealand, 1850; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the Calliope Dock, a historical stone dry dock on the grounds of the Devonport Naval Base, in Devonport)

Background imageDry Dock Collection: The dry docks at the Victoria Docks, 1850

The dry docks at the Victoria Docks, 1850
3330901 The dry docks at the Victoria Docks, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration of the dry docks at the Victoria Docks. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDry Dock Collection: A British Shipyard, 1917 (colour litho)

A British Shipyard, 1917 (colour litho)
938543 A British Shipyard, 1917 (colour litho) by Sebille, Albert (1874-1953); Private Collection

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Foto S.S. Java Arrow, Dry Dock, New York 1929

Foto S.S. Java Arrow, Dry Dock, New York 1929
953836 Foto S.S. Java Arrow, Dry Dock, New York 1929 by Unknown photographer, (19th-20th century); Private Collection; © Arkivi UG All Rights Reserved

Background imageDry Dock Collection: The frame of an iron ship on the stocks at Samuda's shipbuilding yard, Cubit Town, Isle of Dogs

The frame of an iron ship on the stocks at Samuda's shipbuilding yard, Cubit Town, Isle of Dogs, London
2602896 The frame of an iron ship on the stocks at Samuda's shipbuilding yard, Cubit Town, Isle of Dogs, London. Engraving, London

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Diagram of a special dry dock for hauling up a ship for repairs, 1850

Diagram of a special dry dock for hauling up a ship for repairs, 1850
3330796 Diagram of a special dry dock for hauling up a ship for repairs, 1850; (add.info.: Diagram of a special dry dock for hauling up a ship for repairs designed by Thomas Morton of Leith)

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Foto S.S. Algonquin, Clyde Steamship Co.Schornstein

Foto S.S. Algonquin, Clyde Steamship Co.Schornstein
953823 Foto S.S. Algonquin, Clyde Steamship Co.Schornstein by Unknown photographer, (19th-20th century); Private Collection; © Arkivi UG All Rights Reserved

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Foto S.S. Java Arrow, Dry Dock, New York 1929

Foto S.S. Java Arrow, Dry Dock, New York 1929
953837 Foto S.S. Java Arrow, Dry Dock, New York 1929 by Unknown photographer, (19th-20th century); Private Collection; © Arkivi UG All Rights Reserved

Background imageDry Dock Collection: A dry dock which were used to repair ships or clean their bottoms, 1850

A dry dock which were used to repair ships or clean their bottoms, 1850
3330904 A dry dock which were used to repair ships or clean their bottoms, 1850; (add.info.: Sectional view of a dry dock which were used to repair ships or clean their bottoms)

Background imageDry Dock Collection: A ship in dry dock at Rotherhithe, 1850

A ship in dry dock at Rotherhithe, 1850
3330924 A ship in dry dock at Rotherhithe, 1850; (add.info.: Engraving of a ship in a dry dock at Rotherhithe. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Laird's graving docks, 1850

Laird's graving docks, 1850
3330521 Laird's graving docks, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration of Laird's graving docks in Birkenhead. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDry Dock Collection: The opening of a graving dock at Jarrow, 1850

The opening of a graving dock at Jarrow, 1850
3330513 The opening of a graving dock at Jarrow, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the opening of a graving dock at Jarrow. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageDry Dock Collection: On the Tyne, 1914 (ink, pencil & w/c on board)

On the Tyne, 1914 (ink, pencil & w/c on board)
1214152 On the Tyne, 1914 (ink, pencil & w/c on board) by Bertram, Robert John Scott (1871-1953); 50.5 x32.5 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Africa, Morocco. Fish nets, floats, boats, and commercial fishing vessels of the

Africa, Morocco. Fish nets, floats, boats, and commercial fishing vessels of the harbor in Essouira

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Red Lion Wharf JLP01_01_063_61

Red Lion Wharf JLP01_01_063_61
Red Lion Wharf, Northfleet, Gravesend, Gravesham, Kent. Laing workers preparing the dry dock at Red Lion Wharf, Gravesend

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Platform substructure JLP01_11_38577_06

Platform substructure JLP01_11_38577_06
Graythorp, Hartlepool. A view of the Ravenspurn North concrete gravity substructure, seen during the float out from Graythorp, with tugs towing the structure into the Seaton Channel

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Reliance in dry dock, 1903. Creator: Unknown

Reliance in dry dock, 1903. Creator: Unknown
Reliance in dry dock, 1903

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Dock No. 2 at Chatham Yard, recently opened, 1858. Creator: Smyth

Dock No. 2 at Chatham Yard, recently opened, 1858. Creator: Smyth
Dock No. 2 at Chatham Yard, recently opened, 1858. The Dock recently completed at Chatham, known as No. 2 Dock...was commenced in October, 1855, and completed in October of the present year

Background imageDry Dock Collection: The Dock at Sveaborg. Creator: Elias Martin

The Dock at Sveaborg. Creator: Elias Martin
The Dock at Sveaborg, Unknown date

Background imageDry Dock Collection: New Docks and Basin, Portsmouth, 1876. Creator: Unknown

New Docks and Basin, Portsmouth, 1876. Creator: Unknown
New Docks and Basin, Portsmouth, 1876. Dockyard extension comprising...a fitting and a repairing basin...a deep graving-dock...locks...[and] an extensive coal-store...when [the works] are completed

Background imageDry Dock Collection: A Vessel in Dry-Dock, 17th century. Creator: Unknown

A Vessel in Dry-Dock, 17th century. Creator: Unknown
A Vessel in Dry-Dock, 17th century

Background imageDry Dock Collection: U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1898 Aug-Oct. Creator: William H. Jackson

U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1898 Aug-Oct. Creator: William H. Jackson
U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1898 Aug-Oct

Background imageDry Dock Collection: U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1898 Aug-Oct. Creator: William H. Jackson

U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1898 Aug-Oct. Creator: William H. Jackson
U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1898 Aug-Oct

Background imageDry Dock Collection: U.S.S. Massachusetts in dry dock, between 1896 and 1901. Creator: William H. Jackson

U.S.S. Massachusetts in dry dock, between 1896 and 1901. Creator: William H. Jackson
U.S.S. Massachusetts in dry dock, between 1896 and 1901

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Dry Dock on Curaçao, 1959. Creator: Suzanne Perlman

Dry Dock on Curaçao, 1959. Creator: Suzanne Perlman
Dry Dock on Curacao, 1959

Background imageDry Dock Collection: The Great Western Docks, Plymouth: the Graving Dock, 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Great Western Docks, Plymouth: the Graving Dock, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Great Western Docks, Plymouth: the Graving Dock, 1857.... the plans...were prepared by Mr. I. K. Brunel, and carried out under the superintendence of Mr

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Str. John Craig in dry dock, Detroit, between 1900 and 1905. Creator: Unknown

Str. John Craig in dry dock, Detroit, between 1900 and 1905. Creator: Unknown
Str. John Craig in dry dock, Detroit, between 1900 and 1905

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Str. John Craig in dry dock, Detroit, between 1900 and 1905. Creator: Unknown

Str. John Craig in dry dock, Detroit, between 1900 and 1905. Creator: Unknown
Str. John Craig in dry dock, Detroit, between 1900 and 1905

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Floating dry dock, Great Lakes Engineering Works, 1906. Creator: Unknown

Floating dry dock, Great Lakes Engineering Works, 1906. Creator: Unknown
Floating dry dock, Great Lakes Engineering Works, 1906

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Mich. (1906?). Creator: Unknown

Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Mich. (1906?). Creator: Unknown
Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Mich. (1906?)

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Steamer 'City of Cleveland', stern view showing construction, 1907. Creator: Unknown

Steamer "City of Cleveland", stern view showing construction, 1907. Creator: Unknown
Steamer "City of Cleveland", stern view showing construction, 1907

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Steamer City of Cleveland, 1907. Creator: Unknown

Steamer City of Cleveland, 1907. Creator: Unknown
Steamer City of Cleveland, 1907

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Steamer City of Cleveland, 1907. Creator: Unknown

Steamer City of Cleveland, 1907. Creator: Unknown
Steamer City of Cleveland, 1907

Background imageDry Dock Collection: Steamer City of Cleveland, 1907. Creator: Unknown

Steamer City of Cleveland, 1907. Creator: Unknown
Steamer City of Cleveland, 1907

Background imageDry Dock Collection: City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907. Creator: Unknown

City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907. Creator: Unknown
City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907

Background imageDry Dock Collection: City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907. Creator: Unknown

City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907. Creator: Unknown
City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907

Background imageDry Dock Collection: City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907. Creator: Unknown

City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907. Creator: Unknown
City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907

Background imageDry Dock Collection: City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907. Creator: Unknown

City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907. Creator: Unknown
City of Cleveland, Steamer #168 on the ways, 1907




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"Dry Dock: Where Ships Find Respite and Renewal" In the depths of history, dry docks have served as sanctuaries for mighty vessels seeking solace from the relentless tides. As we gaze upon the colossal RMS Titanic's propellers, dwarfed by the towering walls of a dry dock, we are reminded of its grandeur and tragic fate. Across time and continents, these havens have witnessed remarkable scenes. In 1980, a nuclear submarine gracefully berthed at Devonport docks in Plymouth, England—its sleek silhouette contrasting with the industrial surroundings—a testament to human ingenuity and technological prowess. From tranquil harbors to remote island piers, such as Kildownet Pier in Achill Island off County Mayo in Ireland, fishing boats find respite within dry docks' protective embrace. Here they rest after braving tempestuous seas; their nets entangled with tales of bountiful catches and arduous journeys. Tenby Harbour in Pembrokeshire, Wales stands as an enchanting example where colorful boats bob gently against ancient stone walls. Within this picturesque setting lies another hidden world—the secret realm beneath Neptune Energy Park Walker's watchful eye—where engineering marvels come alive amidst cranes erecting dreams into reality. Venturing further south to Morocco reveals a vibrant tapestry woven by fishnets, floats, and bustling commercial fishing vessels that call Africa's shores home. Dry docks here hum with activity as fishermen mend their tools while preparing for yet another fruitful expedition on vast ocean horizons. Meanwhile, Chatham Historic Dockyard echoes with whispers from centuries past—an embodiment of Britain's naval heritage, and is here that ships were birthed anew through meticulous craftsmanship and dedication—a testament to human resilience against nature's unyielding forces. But it is not only ships that seek refuge within these hallowed grounds; Red Lion Wharf bears witness to cargoes being unloaded onto waiting warehouses, a bustling hub of trade and commerce.