Thursday, 22 February 2018

The Inchgreen Cranes

I called them the Three Graces.

Until July last year these three cranes graced the Clyde shore at the Inchgreen Dry Dock between Port Glasgow and Greenock.  Two were luffing cranes.

They were a wonderful part of the local skyline, and a constant reminder of the Clyde's great days as busy port and shipbuilding centre.  I miss seeing them.

There are some fabulous pictures and lots of technical information about the Inchgreen Graving Dock here.  It was built in the 1960s as a response to the increasing size of ships being built.

One crane still had its maker's plate - William Arrol & Co.

There are various films online showing their demolition - I haven't been able to watch them.

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