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Name: A F D 16
Type: Admiralty Floating Dock
Launched: 1942
Completed: 02/1942
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:
02/1942 British Admiralty
03/1959 Scheepsvaartbedrijf, Walcheren, Holland
1968 Unknown owner, Norway
No further history known
Comments: Sisters were A F D 14 & 15
03/12/1941: Laid down
25/02/1942: Towed from the Tyne to Invergordon by EMPIRE LARCH
29/10/1943: Towed from Invergordon to Lerwick by GOLIATH
29/08/1945: To Lyness
04/10/1945: To Portsmouth
1949: Loaned to War Office at Queenborough, Medway
12/1968: Towed from Ijmuiden to Tommefjord by STENTOR


Above photo as AFD16 courtesy of Clive Sweetingham

Above photo as AFD16 courtesy of Dave Wilkinson

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