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GREENOCK, JAMES WATT DOCK, TITAN CANTILEVER CRANELB34175

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 14/04/1989

Location

  • Local Authority: Inverclyde
  • Planning Authority: Inverclyde
  • Burgh: Greenock

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 29574 75685
  • Coordinates: 229574, 675685

Description

1917 by Sir William Arrol and Co Ltd for the Greenock

Harbour Trust. 150 ton grant, steel cantilever crane on the S

side of James Watt Dock. Lattice girder tower supporting

roller track on which rotates the asymmetrical cantilever

truss gib with motor room and counter weight at short end.

Statement of Special Interest

Constructed during the 1st World War then there was

great competition for materials. This crane was a

considerable achievement and is (1988) still in complete

working order. About 42 giant cantilevered cranes were

constructed world wide and the Glasgow firm of Arrols were

responsible for 40. 27 were located in Britain, 15 survive

but 7 (1988) are at serious risk. In Scotland 7 remain at

the 2 Arrol cranes at Rosyth are under Threat (1988).

References

Bibliography

Drawings in Arrol records at NMRS

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