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Balloch Pier, Slipway View along length of slipway

SC 556579

Description Balloch Pier, Slipway View along length of slipway

Date 1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 556579

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Slipway, Balloch, Dunbartonshire This 'patent slip' was built by the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Line Committee to allow its steamships on Loch Lomond to be drawn out of the water for inspection, repair and repainting. The vessel was drawn up on a wooden cradle. This view shows the slip looking towards the engine-house, which housed a large steam winch. In the foreground are the double rails on which the centre of the wooden cradle ran, with a ratchet rail in the centre to prevent the cradle slipping back. This slipway was used for its original purpose until c199o. The last vessel to use it was the 'Countess Fiona', formerly the 'Countess of Breadalbane', which sat on it for several years before being scrapped in 2000. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H79/199/12


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 556579) Balloch Pier, Slipway View along length of slipway

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