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Name: A F D 14
Type: Admiralty Floating Dock
Launched: 1941
Completed: 10/1941
Builder: Palmers Hebburn Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 142.5 x 42.0 x 12.5ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: None
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
10/1941 British Admiralty
28/10/1958 Curacao Trading, Amsterdam
13/01/1959 Surinaamse Dok en Scheepsbouw, Paramaribo; renamed DOK I
No further history known
Comments: Sisters were A F D 15 & 16
Equipped with a slave raft
Towed from the Tyne to Scapa Flow by EMPIRE LARCH
1946: Moved to Whale Island Portsmouth
28/10/1958: Raft sold to HG Pounds, Portsmouth
1958: Sold to Curacao Trading, cost 24,000
01/12/1958: Towed to Ijmuiden by HUDSON
13/01/1959: Towed to Paramaribo by WITTE ZEE
Still in service in 1980s but since replaced


From Palmers' own publication - Palmers Hebburn 1939-1945. Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

At Paramaribo in 1959. Photo copyright of Universiteit Leiden