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Name: BERMUDA DOCK
Type: Floating Drydock
Launched: 08/02/1902
Completed: 06/1902
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter
Yard: Wallsend Yard
Yard Number: 262
Dimensions: 545.0 x 126.2 x 55.5ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: n/a
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1902 The Admiralty
1946 Regusci y Voulminot, Montevideo
1989 Broken up
Comments: Designed by Clark & Standfield with a lifting capacity 17500tons
At the time of her launch she was the worlds largest floating structure
24/01/1902: An end section 119.0 x 95.9 x 26.9ft was launched
1902: Cost 225,600
1902: Based in Bermuda
1906: In service. Delayed by completion of breakwater & berth
1925: Assigned name/pennant AFD 1
1944: Docked 142 ships
1989: Broken up by Gerdau, Brazil


Above photo copyright The Engineer

The day before the launch. Photo copyright the Municipal Archives of Trondheim

Launch of the dock 08/02/1902. Photo copyright Tyne and Wear Archives

Ready for delivery. Photo copyright the Municipal Archives of Trondheim

First test of the dock on the Medway 05/07/1902, lifting HMS SANS PAREIL

Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 10/02/1902

Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 26/05/1902