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- Category: A
- Date Added: 14/04/1989
- Local Authority: Inverclyde
- Planning Authority: Inverclyde
- Burgh: Greenock
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NS 29574 75685
- Coordinates: 229574, 675685
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).
Drawings in Arrol records at NMRS
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