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Southampton Graving Dock

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Dock in May 1903. 1905.
Docks in October 1903. 1905.
View taken in May 1903. 1905.
Progress of Wall in February 1904. 1905.
1933. Southampton Dock Extensions- The 1200 Foot Dry Dock.
1933.Dock Extensions, Dry Dock.
1933. Dock Extensions - Deep Water Quay.
1933. Dock Extensions.
1935. Pumping plant at King George V Dock, Southampton.

Part of Southampton Docks

1876-9 A graving dock was constructed at Southampton

1900 The contract for the Trafalgar Dock was let to John Aird and Co, Mr. F. E. Wentworth Sheilds was resident engineer[1]

1904 The Trafalgar Graving Dock was completed

1931 The Southern Railway placed a contract with John Mowlem and Co to construct the world's largest graving dock at Millbrook, Southampton. Edward Nuttall and Co of Manchester would provide assistance to speed up the work in order to be ready in time for the new Cunard liner then under construction[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1905/10/20
  2. The Engineer 1931/05/08