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Greenock, James Watt Dock View of E end of dock, from NW

SC 455008

Description Greenock, James Watt Dock View of E end of dock, from NW

Date 3/9/1975

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 455008

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content James Watt Dock, Greenock, Renfrewshire This large wet dock was built to compete with Glasgow's new Queen's Dock, opened in 1878. It was designed by WR Kinipple, and is a roughly rectangular basin with a short pier at its eastern end. The dock gate was of the submerging type. This view shows the dock looking east from the north side. The large warehouse block was part of the original dock facilities, being designed for storing imported raw sugar destined for local refineries. There is a sugar ship beside the warehouse here. The dock did not in the end manage to compete with the Glasgow docks, but did serve Greenock's needs, especially for the importation of raw sugar for refining in Greenock refineries. This traffic continued until the 1990s. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H75/55/11


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

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