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View from ENE showing floating crane 'Newshot' loading Barclay Diesel on to the 'Clan Matheson' on W front of dock

SC 796177

Description View from ENE showing floating crane 'Newshot' loading Barclay Diesel on to the 'Clan Matheson' on W front of dock

Date 1972

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 796177

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content MV 'Clan Matheson' in King George V Dock, Shieldhall, Glasgow This view from the west-south-west taken in 1972 from the west side of the dock, shows the steam floating crane 'Newshot' loading a diesel-mechanical locomotive on to the MV 'Clan Matheson' for shipment to East Africa. The yellow objects on the deck of the crane are Caterpillar tractors which are also to be loaded. The floating crane was being used to load the locomotive and tractors as this dock had no quayside heavy-lift crane. The 'Newshot was built in 1942 to handle wartime heavy shipments. The locomotive was one of a series built for the East African Railways by Andrew Barclay, Sons & Co, Kilmarnock. The King George V Dock was the last of Glasgow's docks to be constructed and was opened in 1931 by the Clyde Navigation Trust. It was originally intended to be the first of a series of five similar docks. By 1972 it was the only really active dock in the city. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CT139

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/796177

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> Item Level (SC 796177) View from ENE showing floating crane 'Newshot' loading Barclay Diesel on to the 'Clan Matheson' on W front of dock

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